Bruce Davis Obituary, Death – The passing of retired Chief Bruce Davis, M.O.M., of the Bradford/Innisfil Police Service in Ontario The South Simcoe Police Service wishes to express their deepest condolences to the Davis family on the passing of retired Chief of Police Bruce J. Davis (M.O.M.). On Wednesday, he reached the age of 70 when he passed away due to natural causes. Chief Davis was South Simcoe’s first Chief of Police, a position he held from 1997 until the end of 2011, when he retired. He was instrumental in the merger between the police services of Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury, and he served in that capacity from 1997 until the end of 2011.
At the age of 18, he joined the Bradford Police Service Auxiliary in 1970 and worked there until he was 21. In 1972, he was hired on as an officer, and over time, he worked his way up from the position of Constable to Inspector. In 1990, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of the Police Department in Innisfil. In 1994, he was promoted to Chief of Police. Davis was selected for the position of Police Chief following the merger of the Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil Police Services in 1997, which resulted in the formation of the South Simcoe Police.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police was previously led by Chief Davis in his role as President. In addition to that, he served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and was a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. Both of these honors were bestowed upon him. The Davis family is very much in our thoughts and prayers. In memory of his passing, the flags at each of our divisions have been lowered. This photograph was generously provided by the Innisfil Historical Society.