Company: U.S. Marine Corps, Waterbury Police Department
Location: Waterbury, CT
Samuel K. Beamon Sr. is a Retired Corporal for the U.S. Marine Corps, and a Retired Police Lieutenant for the Juvenile Division of the Waterbury Police Department. In his former capacity within the international defense service provider, he served as a combat helicopter crew chief. Prior to his retirement from the police force, he supervised six detectives and one youth counselor, coordinated with the juvenile court system and the Department of Children and Families, as well as the Department of Education and principals and teachers, and sponsored legislation in Connecticut concerning juveniles. Mr. Beamon was also responsible for establishing written policies and procedures for handling juveniles. With a strong law enforcement background, Mr. Beamon received various awards on the Congressional, state and local levels. He authored the book “Flying Death: The Vietnam Experience,” which explored the many dramatic encounters faced by those who served during Vietnam. Mr. Beamon is the past president of the Board of Directors of Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc., a former State Commandment officer of the Department of Connecticut of the Marine Corps League, Inc., and a former member of the Board of Governors for the International Juvenile Officers Association. He is also the former president of the Board of Directors for PAL, and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Waterbury Hospital Community Health Advisory Board. In his retirement, Mr. Beamon looks forward to promoting his book, lecturing on juvenile rights, juveniles and the law, and being deeply involved with his community, veterans and social issues. Mr. Beamon was inspired to follow a military- and legal-oriented career path by the experience he gained while working at Pratt & Whitney Air Craft Company; a friend encouraged him to take the test, and after he passed, he considered the rest to be history. In 2011, Mr. Beamon was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
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