Fords Funeral Expensive
GRAND RAPIDS — City Manager Kurt Kimball said more than 1,000 local, state and federal personnel were involved in the tribute to former President Gerald R. Ford, an event that included two motorcades, public viewing, and his funeral and interment.
“The most significant of those involved was the police department,” said Kimball, “and the fire department also played a significant role.”
Fiscal Services, Parking Services, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works were also involved.
“It was all handled with incredible grace and style,” said Mayor George Heartwell.
Reyna said it wasn’t likely the city would be reimbursed for its costs, but an attempt would be made to do so.