Bishard Homes was humbled to be a part of a street dedication today in Virginia Beach, honoring the first fallen officer of the Virginia Beach Police force.
The street dedicated was named "MJ Beasley Trail," and is located at Holland Crossing
, a Bishard Homes
new homes community.
Present during the dedication ceremony was (from left to right) Steve Bishard of Bishard Homes, M J Beasley's great, great grand daughter Nancy White, Mayor Will Sessoms and Delegate Glenn Davis.
According to news reports by 13 News Now
and WTRK News Channel 3
, M J Beasley worked for the Princess Anne County Constable in 1898. Within an hour of being sworn in, Officer Beasley was shot and killed while making an arrest. Beasley was the first fallen officer of the Virginia Beach Police force.
“This continues our tradition of honoring fallen law enforcement officers,” said Steve Bishard of Bishard Homes. “We are proud to partner with the Virginia Beach Police Foundation to keep the memories of these heroes alive.”
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