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Beauregard recognized by City Council

Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard (second from left) was recognized by members of the Morris City Council on Tuesday, July 23 July 23 for his work serving the citizens of Morris. Beauregard will be retiring at the end of the month. Also pictured are Council members Bill Storck, Jeff Miller, Kevin Wohlers and Brian Solvie.

Correction: This article originally stated that Jim Beauregard was promoted to police chief in 2011. This was incorrect. Beauregard was hired as chief in 2001. 

MORRIS, Minn. – The Morris City Council and the city of Morris recognized Police Chief Jim Beauregard at their meeting Tuesday, thanking him for his more than 30 years of service as a peace officer in the community.

Council member Jeff Miller read from a plaque that was presented to Beauregard:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your 30 years of service to the city of Morris as a peace officer, and particularly the last 12 years as chief of police.

“There is no greater responsibility in a community than to protect its citizens and their property. As a peace officer and a leader in the police department, you make Morris a safer place to live, work and play.

“You’re highly organized, a great communicator and provide a leadership style that ensures everything gets done in a calm and efficient manner. You share your knowledge and expertise with the officers in your department and others in the state of Minnesota. You’re an outstanding employee and you’ll be greatly missed.”

Beauregard joined the Morris Police Department in 1983 and was promoted to chief in February 2001.

There will be an open house retirement celebration for Beauregard on Wednesday, July 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Morris Senior Citizens Center.