Chief David Reagan passed away on July 28, 2011. He retired in January after having served as a police officer at Brookhaven College for 12 years.
On campus, far more people called him "Chief" than "Dave," and that was because he carried with him the force and personality of a police officer. He was absolutely dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of those on campus, and though he was sometimes brusque in pursuing this goal, he was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him. Many accomplishments and upgrades to the Dallas County Community College District police services are due to his efforts. He campaigned aggressively for, and obtained, the District Central Police Dispatch Center's placement at Brookhaven college.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Reagan served for 25 years with the Ft. Worth Police Department and became the Dept. Chief before coming to Brookhaven College in 1998. He married Janet Fulton on March 4, 1966. He took the job at the college on March 4 as well and would tell people it was a lucky day for him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Reagan, of Joshua; daughter, Rhonda Hartley, and her husband, Todd, of Arlington; brother, Dewitt Wayman Reagan, and his wife, Sherry, of Garland; and two grandchildren, Mallory and Joseph Hartley.