In October 1978, Tom Beil joined the Brentwood Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer. Today, he retires, after 38 years of service to the Brentwood community.
Tom has seen a lot of changes, both in the Brentwood community, and at the PD. Tom served under six different Police Chiefs, starting with Chief Pete Giacopelli. He worked with many different police officers, dispatchers and fellow reserve officers.
Tom was always willing to help our department in any way he could. He took care of everyday tasks that were important to the success of a day. He was always available to back-up an officer on a call, assist with traffic direction and handle assignments. Over the years he worked a staggering amount of hours for the Brentwood community. For all of this, he received no paycheck.
We will miss Tom. We will miss his cheerful demeanor and genuine laugh. Tom retired from his real job, as a teacher in the Ferguson-Florissant school district, several years ago. He and his wife Connie are moving to a sunny climate in a few weeks. We wish you both all the best.