Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis's statement on the passing of former Monroe Police Department Chief Joe Stewart:
Mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe join the Monroe Police Department in mourning the passing of Chief Joe Stewart. Chief Stewart served the City of Monroe for nearly three decades, serving as chief for 11 years before retiring in 2003.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Stewart’s family and friends. Chief Stewart served with distinction and the City of Monroe is a better place thanks to his leadership.”