Many Logan County elected officials, friends and family came out Tuesday, June 9 to dedicate a bridge on Barren Plains Road to the late Harold Prince, former Logan County Magistrate.
Second District Magistrate Jack Crossley spearheaded the dedication believing Prince to be one of Logan County’s greatest pubic servants.
Prince passed away in October of 2013, however, he did a lot of great things for his district and for Logan County before he passed. He served Logan County’s Second District for 24 years. He was instrumental in getting this bridge in his district refurbished in the late 1990s. The old bridge was made of steel and looked similar to the bridge on Logan Mill Road. Prince’s family grew up on the river and have many great memories of the bridge and their dad.
Harold and his wife Cecil have three children, Steve Prince, Brenda Kelley and the late Jeff Prince. Cecil still lives on the family farm right down from the bridge. She said the dedication was bitter sweet for her. When she saw the signs dedicating the bridge she welled up in tears.
“Harold loved serving Logan County. He loved the people and loved being a magistrate. He was a good man and I miss him. But I know he is up there waiting on me,” said an emotional Cecil Prince.
Judge Executive Logan Chick spoke before the unveiling of the sign that holds Harold’s name, saying he was one of the best magistrates Logan County had.
Steve Prince, Harold’s son, said his father would be tickled about the dedication.