Bridge City’s Chief Faircloth retires
After considering retirement for several months Bridge City
Police Chief Steve Faircloth officially retired Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
Faircloth’s retirement brought to an end a 35 year career in
law enforcement, including 28 years with Bridge City. He became the chief after
the retirement of John Tarver in 1997.
“It is just time to relax and take life easy for a while. I
am going to take life easy and in a month or two I may take a cruse,” said
Faircloth. “I inherited a good department from Chief Tarver and I tried to
build on that. I am very proud of the people here and feel like they have
At the conclusion of the regular business of the city
council meeting Tuesday August 19 the council will adjourn to executive session
and begin the discussion of Faircloth’s replacement.
A retirement party for Faircloth is planned for August 28 at
the Bridge City Municipal Building.