Dear friend and ILEA supporter J. W. Golden passed away on May 4, 2013. "Chief Golden" served as Chief of the Richardson Police Department for 17 years. He served as Chief of the University of Texas at Dallas Police Department for 20 years. Chief Golden was committed to improving the profession of policing. He served as the President of the Texas Police Chiefs Association from 1967-1968 and the President of the Texas Police Association from 1970- 1971.
Chief Golden was in the first graduating class of what would become the Management College of the Southwest Law Enforcement Institute, now the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. His assistance and support of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration continued throughout his law enforcement career. He served as the first Chairman of the ILEA Advisory. Our friend will be missed.