Retired Beaumont PD chief dies at age 71

Retired Beaumont PD Chief Tom Scofield

Retired Beaumont Police Chief Tom Scofield has died, the police department announced on its Facebook page.

He was 71 years old.

Scofield began his career with Beaumont PD in 1970 and was the chief of police from 1993 to 2005. He retired from the department with 35 years of service.

Scofield battled cancer in recent years. Friends and colleagues say he beat cancer, but also suffered from other medical issues.

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