It is with sadness that the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service announces the passing of former City of Peterborough, Chief of Police Jack Shrubb in his 84th year.
Chief Shrubb began his policing career on January 10, 1949 with the Ontario Provincial Police where he was posted to the Chatham Detachment. In 1954 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and transferred to the Ant-Gambling Branch. On January 5, 1959 he joined the Peterborough City Police as an Inspector and became Chief of Police on July 1, 1961. Chief Shrubb served as Chief of Police for 25 years, until his retirement in October of 1986.
During Chief Shrubbs career, he became President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 1969-1970; President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 1972-1973 and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
In 1967, Chief Shrubb was the recipient of the Centennial Medal Award for outstanding contributions to policing; he was the recipient of the 20 year and 30 year Exemplary Police Service Awards; he was the first recipient of the Citizens Award (1986) presented by the Peterborough Executive Women’s Association, and received the Knights of Columbus Award for outstanding service to the community in 1986.
Chief Shrubb had many interests outside of policing and had been the President of the Peterborough Rotary Club, President of the Peterborough Petes Hockey Club, Director for the Ontario Motor League and Director of the United Way. Prior to his policing career, Chief Shrubb served in the RCAF, from 1941-1945 where he was assigned as an Aero Engine Mechanic.
The late Chief Shrubb is resting at Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge St. in Peterborough. Visitation is being held on Sunday, January 28, 2007 from 2-4 P.M. and from 7-9 P.M.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2007, at 1 P.M., at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street in Peterborough.
This is not a police funeral, however, members of police services who wish to attend are encouraged to wear their Number One Dress.