Former Bemidji police chief Preece dies
BEMIDJI -- One of Bemidji's past police chiefs has died.
J. Bruce Preece served as Director of Public Safety and Bemidji Police Chief from 2001 to 2006. When Preece vacated his post, the Director of Public Safety position was dissolved.
Preece was most recently residing in Flagler Beach, near Daytona Beach on Florida's Atlantic coast. He was 61 years old. A celebration of life and burial is planned for the spring in Bemidji.