SLIDELL, La. - The Slidell Police Department announced funeral services for the former interim police chief who died last month.

The funeral for Eugene “Butch” Howard will be held at 11 a.m. the Slidell City Auditorium at 2056 2nd Street in Slidell Tuesday Feb. 6. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until services begin.

“Over 30+ years ago, Chief Howard served in the U.S. Army before beginning his career with the Slidell Police Department,” the agency posted on Facebook. “During his tenure, he served as chief of operations, SWAT commander, patrol commander, assistant chief of detectives and ultimately assistant police chief.”

Howard graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1998.