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Irvin B. Bruce was born in Missouri in 1893 and moved with his family to Colorado Springs around 1900. He attended Colorado Springs High School and started work on a with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) in 1913 where he remained, moving his way up the ranks until being promoted to chief of police in 1941. Among his many accomplishments, Bruce established a fingerprint unit at the CSPD, served briefly in the Bureau of Investigations, created the CSPD traffic bureau, organized the Colorado Springs Junior Police Club, was president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and was active in several civic organizations. Bruce met his wife, Irene F. McCormick, in 1922 and they were married in 1926. They had two sons, Irvin B., Jr. and James. Dad Bruce died in Colorado Springs on February 18, 1960.

 
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