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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Beecher Police Chief Weissgerber

Press release from the

It is with the deep regret that the Beecher Police Department and the Village of Beecher announces the death of Jeffrey L. Weissgerber, Beecher Chief of Police on Thursday, October 5th, after a sudden and tragic illness at the age of 57.

Chief Weissgerber was hired as a full-time police officer by the Village of Beecher in April, 1988 and received certification as an officer from the Police Training Institute on October 7, 1988. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Beecher Police Department in 1992, and then to the rank of Lieutenant in 1994. He also served as acting Chief of Police; once in 1998 and again in 2000. He was appointed Chief of Police on May 1, 2000 and has served as Beecher’s Police Chief for the last 1 7 years.

Chief Weissgerber was the longest-serving Village employee, providing service to the residents of Beecher for 29 years. During that time, he has received numerous written commendations from his superiors and many letters of gratitude from residents whom he assisted in their time of need. In his service to the Village, his calm demeanor, kindness, sense of humor and understanding of policing in a small community will be sorely missed.

The entire staff of the Beecher Police Department, and all other employees and officials of the Village of Beecher are saddened by his passing and extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to the Weissgerber family during this difficult time. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements are as follows:

Monday,October 9, 2017 Zion Lutheran Church 540 Oak Park, Beecher Visitation 3:00-7:30pm Memorial service at 7:30pm Police walk thru at 5:00pm

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