Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hugh Bean Retires

The following news article was recently found by Kent C. Hoffman. This article regards the recent retirement of Hugh Bean, who served in the 1970s as a Counselor and licensed (Third Class Commercial Radiotelephone License with Broadcast Endorsement) staff member of Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca radio station WLCR-AM Carrier Current. The news article is dated Thursday, November 3, 2011:


Five members of the Ocean City Police Department were recently recognized for their numerous years of service to the residents, visitors and Town of Ocean City.  Pictured below with Chief Bernadette DiPino are the recent retirees.  Congratulations to Captain Victor Bunting (37 years of service), Lieutenant Robert Noll (34 years of service), Police Officer First Class Brasure Lynch (29 years of service), Police Officer Hugh Bean (28 years of service) and Police Officer First Class Barry Neeb (30 years of service), . 

Officer Charles Bean retires after over 28 years of service

Ocean City Police Officer First Class Charles “Hugh” Bean has retired after more than 28 years of service with the Ocean City Police Department. Bean joined the police department in May 1983.

During his career with OCPD, Bean served in the patrol division, training division and traffic patrol division. He completed special training in traffic enforcement, collision reconstruction, pedestrian crash and motorcycle reconstruction and biomechanics. Bean is the only ACTAR accredited reconstructionist on the Eastern Shore.

Bean handled numerous traffic homicide cases over the years in Ocean City, Worcester County and other states. He has instructed classes in advanced crash investigation and reconstruction as well as motorcycle and pedestrian crash reconstruction courses in Maryland and West Virginia. He took part in the Siffrit murder case.

Bean is a graduate of Marshall University and has a pending Master’s degree from Wilmington College.

Prior to joining OCPD, Bean worked as a camp counselor at Camp Shaw Mi Del Eca in Lewisburg, WV, and he was a member of the ski patrol at Canaan Valley Ski Resort and Snowshoe Ski Resort.

Bean’s future plans include returning to work part time, traveling with family, hunting and working on his farm in West Virginia.

“I would like to thank Chief Massey for taking a chance on me in ’83,” Bean said. “I would like to thank Chuck Gordy who taught me how to look after your personnel. Lt. Bill Galten for getting me involved in crash investigation in 1983, and last, but not least, I would like to thank Sgt. Dale Marshall who taught me true loyalty, and what it means to take care of your people no matter what. He was not always understood, but he is a fine gentleman of high moral character. There are too many others to name and I’m sorry if I missed anyone.”

SOURCE: Official Blog of The Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City MD:

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