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Former Oklahoma City police chief dies

Former Oklahoma City police Chief Lloyd Gramling died Saturday at age 89.

Gramling was an Oklahoma City police officer for 31 years and was appointed the city's police chief from 1982 to early 1985.

Gramling's spent most of his years on the department in the traffic division. During his administration, he established a field training officer program and instituted guidelines for use of force by officers.

His disciplinarian attitude led to more than a dozen police officers being fired for misconduct. The week he retired, he was in court being sued after firing one of them.

After his retirement from the police department, he and his wife built a house in Newcastle. Eventually, Gramling went on to become the mayor of that city.

Gramling is survived by his wife Patricia, two sons and six grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Southwest Church of Christ, 3031 SW 104, where Gramling was an elder.

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