Keith Fraine
Keith Fraine, with his grandson Nash Kinsey, will be retiring from public service after 32 years, 29 of which were spent on the Bremen Police Department.
In recognition of his service, the Bremen Town Council voted to give Fraine his firearm.

BREMEN -- Keith Fraine recently announced his retirement from the Bremen Police Department after 32 years as a police officer, 29 of those at Bremen.

To thank him for his devotion to the town, the council voted to let him keep his firearm. 

Fraine, who has also been the firearms and defensive tactics instructor for decades, is leaving large shoes to fill.

Nonetheless, Police Chief Brad Kile is confident that they’ll find someone to fill them.

“Applications to fill his position are rolling in,” Kile said. “We have some homegrown talent coming through the reserves that have a really good shot at it.”

On June 29, Fraine will be given a public retirement party at the Salem Daycare.

Details will be on the Bremen Police Department Facebook page closer to the date.

Keep watching Heartland News for an interview with Fraine following the party.

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