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Wayne “Beanie” Bruce

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Wayne “Beanie” Bruce

Born and raised in South Glens Falls, Wayne “Beanie” Bruce graduated from South High in 1966. A standout member of the Bulldogs football team, he played offensive tackle and defensive end. He was also an outstanding basketball player, and held school records on the track team in the pole vault and triple jump. While in high school he was voted prom king and was honored by Varsity Club.

After high school Beanie played semi pro football for the Greenjackets from 1966-­‐1967. In 1967 he enlisted in the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he specialized in security and was a member of the Armed Forces police. Beanie continued with his love of sports by participating in the Air Force’s fast pitch softball and basketball travel teams.

When his service to his country ended, Beanie joined the Saratoga County Sherriff’s Department and advanced to a position as a fraud investigator. In 1981, he joined the South Glens Falls Police Department and served as PBA treasurer and Vice President until he retired in 2004.

Since 1965, Beanie has been a member of the South Glens Falls Fire Department. He has served as captain and president, been on the board of directors, and also served on the building committee for the new station on Route 197. He was an original member of the Moreau Recreation Commission and ran the men’s and women’s softball programs for many years. Beanie also served as Mike Nolan’s assistant coach in girls’ basketball and track and also was an assistant varsity coach in 2004. From 2004-­‐2012, Beanie was the truancy officer and helped with discipline at South High.

His professional affiliations include: The Eagles Club, American Legion, Moreau Community Center, High School and semi pro Football official and the YMCA. Beanie received the Citizen of the Year Award in 2004 from the South Glens Falls Rotary. Beanie is currently the assistant code enforcement office for the Village of South Glens Falls.