Nine/police memorial in Bremen Saturday
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Police Department will hold the annual memorial service for Brant “Butch” Nine who was killed in the line of duty Nov. 3, 1988. Sgt. Nine was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a report of an in individual passing a bad check at a jewelry store. When he entered the store a struggle ensued and the suspect grabbed Sgt. Nine’s weapon and shot him once in the chest.
As the suspect exited the store, he was confronted by another officer and gunfire was exchanged leaving the suspect injured. Nine was transported to a hospital but died from the gunshot wound.
The department will gather at the memorial service held at the Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. All who remember the officers, their families, or that simply appreciate the sacrifices law enforcement officers make on behalf of the citizens of the community and country are invited to attend.