Jim served at Sault Ste. Marie, Sarnia, Napanee, Peterborough, Minden, Bowmanville and Kitchener Detachments before retiring as a Chief Superintendent from OPP GHQ, Toronto on May 31, 1987. Jim is survived by his spouse, Betty and children Lynda, Laura, Pam and retired OPP Constable Kirk Wood, step-children John and Brian and pre-deceased by his wife Louise.