Vincent A. Brodbeck was the 2012 inductee into West Carrollton’s Plaza of Fame during the city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
Born on Nov. 28, 1940, Brodbeck lived in the village of Alexandersville before it was incorporated into the City of West Carrollton in 1942. He co-wrote a book about the area for the West Carrollton Historical Society in 1966.
Brodbeck worked on the West Carrollton Police Department for 28 years- joining the department in 1963 when Mayor Al Hintermeister was in office. His son, Brian Brodbeck, recently retired from the department and was also recognized for his career on June 26.
“For more than 50 years, there was a Brodbeck on the force,” Vince said. He said the pair worked together for only about five months, before he retired 1990.
The elder Brodbeck has been an active member of the West Carrollton First Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon as well as on the preschool board of directors. Brobeck is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Historical Society, and Masonic Lodge.
“I’m proud of being able to live here in West Carrollton my whole life,” Brodbeck said. “And I’m very proud of my family.”
In addition to Brian, he has another son, Brent, and two granddaughters in Kettering. His wife, Dottie, passed away in 2008.