Ekelund talked about his more than five decades in law enforcement, as well as his career as a baker that began before he got his badge and gun. Listen: RealPlayer MP3
Ekelund said his law enforcement career began when he told two police officer friends that he heard there were openings on the force.
"Both of them said, 'Go down there and tell Chief Burns to hire you'," Ekelund recalled. "So I went down and came on the police department October 23, 1953. I started walking the beat on Market Street."
Ekelund took a short leave from the Galveston Police Department to become Port of Galveston Police Chief; and later served as Moody Gardens Police Chief when he retired from GPD.
In the interview Ekelund talked about some of Galveston's famous personalities and infamous characters.