The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Dec. 30-Jan. 5, 2007

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

Losing One of the Best
In memoriam: Roger Leadabrand, Bosch Security Systems

It is with a sad heart that we mention the unfortunate passing of Roger Leadabrand, who most recently served as Bosch Security Systems' vice president of sales for the Western U.S. region. Leadabrand had given many years of service to the security industry, through Bosch and previous companies such as Detection Systems and Radionics. He had always been a strong business advocate for security installing and integration firms.

As Shamus Hurley, president of Bosch Security Systems, said in a short memorial message, "Roger will be dearly missed not only by his family, friends and community, but by all Bosch associates, industry peers and the many friends he knew in the security industry."

We ask those of you in this industry to remember Leadabrand's wife and children in your thoughts and prayers.

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