Sumter,SC (WLTX) -Funeral services are now set for a former Sumter police chief who died on New Year's Eve.

Les Griffin died Tuesday night after a long illness.

After serving in World WarII and the Korean conflict, Griffin went on to become the chief of police in Sumter. He served as chief from 1968 until 1984.

Visitation isFriday from 5 until 7 at the Elmore Hill Mccreight funeral home in Sumter.Funeral services will take place Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter.

Les Griffin was 85.