Former Beverly Hills top cop dead at 86

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – Former Beverly Hills Police Chief Joseph Paul Kimble, who once took the stage at a Beatles concert to calm the crowd, died in his Bay Area home Oct. 20 following a lengthy illness. He was 86.

The lifelong lawman was named chief of the Beverly Hills Police Department in 1969, and also at times headed the San Carlos Police Department in San Mateo County.

According to an obituary in the San Carlos Patch, Kimble arranged visits and oversaw security for several dignitaries who visited the San Francisco Bay Area, got on stage at a 1964 Beatles concert to calm a crowd, served as a security supervisor for the 1969 Woodstock festival and headed security for the 1964 Republican National Convention.

After leaving Beverly Hills, Kimble headed campus police at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Houston and at De Anza College in Cupertino.  He retired from law enforcement in 1984.

Kimble is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; daughters Kerry Kimble and Kim Aguayo; grandchildren Genevieve Goings, Lori Aguayo Ball and P.J. Aguayo; and three great grandchildren.  A celebration of Kimble’s life is planned for 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the San Carlos Adult Center.

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