After 25 years of service to the City of Dickinson, SGT Dan Brown hung up his gunbelt for the final time during a retirement ceremony at the Badlands Activity Center on May 16th.
Dan started with the Dickinson Police Department as a dispatcher in December of 1987. He later joined the patrol division in October of 1988. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Patrol Officer in 1998, and then to Sergeant in 2003.
Dan is well known in the department and around the community for his love and respect for firearms and tactics. He served as the department's main firearms instructor and armorer for many years, was a founding-member of the Southwest Tactical Team, and consistently placed in the top 5 each year at the NDPOA's "Governor's Twenty" shoot. Many officers on the department credit Dan's training methods and diligence for getting them home safely at the end of a shift.
Dan and his wife, Peggy, have one daughter (Elizabeth). He plans on retiring in the Dickinson area.
We are going to miss Dan, and understand the shoes left behind to fill are enormous. We wish him and his family the best in his retirement, and remind him that the coffee pot is always on in the break room!