By Bruce Holland, Publisher
There are some people in life who inspire you and Frank Beazley was one of them. Frank joined the Halifax Police Department in April of 1970. He moved through the ranks from Constable, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Inspector, Superintendent, Deputy Chief and then Chief of Police. In recognition of his many contributions to policing he received the distinction of Officer of the Order of Merit for the Police Forces (OOM) and is the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and Bar, Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Province of Nova Scotia Long Service Medal and Bar.
In 2012 Frank was also the recipient of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax Inspire Award. He was also a member of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association and served as Atlantic Vice President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Dan Kinsella said, “It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of retired Chief Frank Beazley. Chief Beazley was a distinguished leader and a community member who served the citizens of Halifax for 42 years as a police officer. Starting with his career in 1970 as an officer on patrol with the Halifax Police Department, he moved up the ranks and became Chief of Halifax Regional Police in 2003. He served in his role as Chief until 2012, proving to be an extraordinary leader who was well respected within our police service and in our community. Chief Beazley’s leadership has had a tremendous impact on the history of our service, and his loss is being felt by many.
On behalf of the staff of the Parkview News and myself, we would like to express our sincere condolences to Chief Beazley’s family as we honour his tremendous service to our community!
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