Being a boater (sailor) myself, I often think of my friend Steve McGarvey, who was a former Medford Police Captain and avid boater himself. Some of you may know him, but in any case I think it important to remember him – and to learn the lessons of his passing.
There are various online stories on his passing, including one which I will quote extensively – these stories tend to disappear after a few years and I want to make certain Steve is remembered.
Our family lived in Medford from 1978 to 2004, a period when Steve rose up through the ranks at the Police Department. Starting out as a Patrolman, Steve quickly became a Sargent and, in 1995, became the Chief of Police. Steve was a local boy – having graduated Shawnee in 1972. Folks who knew have said that he wanted nothing out of life except to be a cop-and a good one.