Company: Brooklyn Police Department
Location: Brooklyn, IL
Brooklyn, IL, May 8, 2015, Eugene Sherman Douglas Sr., Chief (Retired) of the Brooklyn Police Department, has been recognized by Elite American Public Servants for dedication, achievement and leadership in protecting the community.
Mr. Douglas followed in his family’s footsteps and pursued a career in law enforcement. He had a desire to keep the community safe, and drew inspiration from his dad and brother, who were both the chief of police at one point. Mr. Douglas served admirably for more than 20 years, during which time he did everything in his power to provide a safe environment for the community. Mr. Douglas retired on disability in 1989. He is also a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Aside from his work on the police force, Mr. Douglas displayed love for his community through community service. For 13 years, Mr. Douglas and his wife gave away free Thanksgiving dinners to the less fortunate, with a focus on senior citizens. He personally delivered dinners to the sick and people who could not leave their home. He took great pride in his position and ability to help other people and has truly made a difference in the lives of others.
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