Ben served at Huntsville, Wasaga Beach, Campbellford and Alliston Detachments before retiring as Staff Sergeant from the Huntsville Detachment on March 31, 2002.  Ben is survived by his son Aaron and daughter OPP Inspector, Carrie van Beek (Office of the Commissioner), son in law OPP Sergeant, Vincent (Vynny) Hick (Uniform Recruitment), grandsons, OPP Constable, Matthew van Beek (Iroquois Falls Detachment) and OPP Recruit Constable, Nathan van Beek (James Bay – Hearst Detachment).