By Heather Bell
RADFORD – Rising from the dispatcher room to a stint as acting police chief, Radford City Police Department Deputy Chief Angie Frye has served the Radford community for more than three decades.
On Wednesday, Frye spent her last day as a Radford police officer, retiring from the department.
“I started in June 1987 as a dispatcher, and became a sworn police officer in the winter of 1991,” she said. “From there I worked my way through the ranks to finish my career as the Deputy Chief of Police. I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Radford and gaining a huge family with all within the Police Department and the City.”
In a Facebook post, the RCPD lauded Frye for her service.
“Her tireless work ethic, professionalism, and dedication has set the tone for the rest of the department,” said the post. “Your brothers and sisters here at the PD will miss you more than you know.”
Frye said she looks forward to more family time in her retirement.
“I look forward to spending more time with my family the most: my mom who recently moved back from South Carolina, my Dad who has lived here for many years, and my sister, who also moved back to Radford from South Carolina but, most of all, spending time with my husband, Wayne, stepdaughter Casey and her husband, Scott, and our two grandchildren Cora and Talon. And, of course, I can’t leave out our dog, Cooper.
Earlier in June, the Radford City Council presented Frye with a proclamation in honor of her 34 years of service to Radford.