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Hero Down: Brockton Police Department Officer Sean ‘Bez’ Besarick Dies Unexpectedly

Brockton, MA – Brockton Police Department (BPD) Officer Sean “Bez” Besarick died unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2022, according to his family.

Details regarding the 48-year-old officer’s exact cause of death were not immediately released.

The BPD confirmed Officer Besarick’s death in a press release on Jan. 2.

“With great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the untimely passing of Brockton Police Officer Sean Besarick,” the department said. “Sean will be remembered for his courageous honesty and dearly missed for his light. Our law enforcement family will continue to stand beside and support the Besarick family through this difficult time.”

Officer Besarick served in the U.S. Navy From 1993 until 1997, and was awarded multiple Bronze Star Medals during his military career, according to his obituary.

The Brockton native joined the BPD on Sept. 14, 1998.

“Sean helped countless people over his 24 years as a Police Officer in good times and in bad,” the tribute read. “Sean, often called, ‘Bez’ was valuable and well-respected to his many Brothers and Sisters of the Brockton Police Department and within the community.”

Officer Besarick leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Jennifer, as well as his daughters, Abby and Amber.

“Sean’s greatest love, passion, and purpose was being a Dad and spending time with his daughters,” his obituary read. “Sean was always there for his girls…”

He also leaves behind his mother, brother, nephews, in-laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Officer Besarick was laid to rest on Jan. 4.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Brockton Police Department Officer Sean “Bez” Besarick, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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