Past President Dan McDougallThis morning Past President Dan McDougall passed away at the age of 74. Dan was President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg in 1995-1996. He was the former Cobourg Police Chief from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. From the Cobourg Police Service: 

Cobourg Police Service members were saddened to learn this morning of the death of Retired Chief Daniel K. McDougall. Chief McDougall served as the Police Chief of the Cobourg Police Service from 1982 and retired in 1996. He previously commenced his career in policing with the City of London Police Force achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant - Commander of Traffic.

During his tenure as Chief of the Cobourg Police Service Chief McDougall led several successful changes including:
- In 1983 Chief McDougall addressed the Town Council and was successful in implementing 10 hour rotation shifts for officers;
- Hired the first female police officer for the Town of Cobourg in 1989;
- The successful implementation of 9-1-1 in the Town of Cobourg (1989);
- The introduction of the new Police Services Act which established the first Police Services Board in 1991;
- Hired the first female Special Constable for the Town of Cobourg (1994).

In respect of his passing our flags have been lowered to half-mast.

One of the Club's regular fun moments at most meetings is the collection of fines for infractions of various natures. More often than not, Past President Dan was in the middle of either levying or paying fines, always with a grin on his face. He will be missed. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Viola, and their entire family at this time of loss.

Visitation will be at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg on Thursday, September 12th from 2 pm-4 pm and 7 pm-9 pm. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the same location. If desired, donations can be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.