The Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) alumni association will celebrate its 2013 alumni reunion honoring “Legends of Life Saving” who served from 1940-2000. The event, which will take place at the Grand Hotel, begins October 4. OCBP legends, like former Captain Bill Pacy and USA International Paralympics World Swimming Champion, Courtney Jordan, will speak at the event.
Also in attendance will be Lucky Jordan, who guarded the beaches of Ocean City from 1945 – 1955. Jordan was guarding the beach the day the Bay Bridge opened and he was subsequently featured in the Maryland Public Television documentary on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. In his honor, the OCBP will be hosting competitions on the beach on Saturday for some brave OCBP alumni to participate.
“The OCBP has a rich history in its members both past and present,” said Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin. “Some of our alumni have went on to become war heroes beginning with the 2nd World War; some have been elected to national office, while others have become judges, research scientist, doctors and even a president of a large university. Interestingly they all talk about their years with the OCBP as the most important service they have ever given.”
The Ocean City Beach Patrol will also be announcing the Mayor and City Councils decision to proclaim a day each July as Ocean City Beach Patrol day to honor all members of the patrol both past and present, as well as establishing a support organization called “Friends of the Ocean City Beach Patrol”. Citizens who wish to learn more about ““Friends of the Ocean City Beach Patrol” or are interested in becoming involved with the Ocean City Beach Patrol in any way are encouraged to e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.