Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Lake Forest Park Police Department is losing two of its long-time employees.
Sergeant David Claeys is retiring after 27 years. He began his employment with the City on March 12, 1989. During his career, he was awarded the department’s Award of Valor for his actions confronting an armed suspect in 2002.
Support Services Officer Jackson Beard is leaving the department after 20 years of service to pursue his dream of working in the Fire Service. He is an EMT and will become a regular member of the Duvall Fire Department. In 2015, he was selected as the Department’s Employee of the Year for his dedicated and diverse work for the City.
Both Sergeant Claeys and Support Services Officer Jackson Beard have dedicated a lifetime to public service and will be missed by the Department, City, and Community.
--Chief Steve Sutton