BPD

Jim Clay’s wife, Chris, performs the “pinning” of the new assistant chief.

At a ceremony at the Beaumont Police Department Training Facility on Wednesday, July 29, a packed room welcomed a new assistant chief, Jim Clay — although he’s been a familiar face around the department for decades.

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Police in Beaumont have made multiple arrests during an ongoing prostitution sting, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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The Beaumont Cops & Kids Carnival scheduled for April 18 has been postponed due to inclement weather, announced BPD on April 16. According to a news release from BPD, organizers will inform the public of the new date and location once they work out the details.

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Anthony Thornton

One man was arrested after allegedly injuring a Beaumont traffic officer who was working a possible hit and run on Delaware Street, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Police in Beaumont are still trying to determine whether a man discovered injured at the intersection of Delaware Street and 19th Street in Beaumont on Feb. 16 was assaulted or struck by a vehicle, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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Beaumont Police Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of the department's S.W.A.T. team, Special Assignment Unit, K-9 Unit, and The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, executed a search warrant Jan. 30 that resulted in the seizure of a variety of narcotics and weapons, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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A potential tragedy was averted due to the assistance of Beaumont Police Department patrol officers, dispatchers and a "Good Samaritan" when a blind man became disoriented and lost in the heavy fog, reports BPD.

Early Wednesday morning at about 4:53 a.m., BPD's 911 Dispatch Center received a phone call from a 49-year-old Beaumont man who stated that he was lost somewhere in the city. He told dispatchers that he was blind and somewhat disoriented.

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photo by Kevin King

The Leger family has retained the legal services of the Bernsen Law Firm following the shooting death of 80-year-old Beaumont taxidermist Stanley Leger at the hands of a Beaumont Police officer at Leger’s home June 24.

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As the family of each fallen officer placed a yellow carnation on a wreath honoring all of the department’s officers killed in the line of duty, some loved ones sobbed.

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