FPD to hold station dedication ceremony

Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) - Fairbanks Police Department and Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center announced that there will be a station dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Brandt Official Photo

Above: Sgt. Brandt. Photo provided by Fairbanks Police Department

The ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm, at which the Fairbanks Police Station will officially be renamed the “Sergeant Allen Brandt Police Station and Emergency Communications Center.”

In August, the Fairbanks City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename the station in honor of Sgt. Brandt.

He was a decorated police officer who served the Fairbanks Police Department for 11 years before he was killed in the line of duty in October of 2016.

“As time passes, it’s easy for some to forget what others have given in service to their community,” said Deputy Chief Rick Sweet on the renaming of the station. “Sgt. Brandt gave his life, and having our station named after him will give an important reminder to everyone who walks in this building that some have given everything, and that our officers continue to face danger in protection of Fairbanks every time they put the uniform on.”

“It is my hope that this will help Sgt. Brandt’s legacy of service live on, and I’m very pleased that our department and our city is honoring him in this way,” stated Chief Ron Dupee.

The ceremony will be held outside of the police station at 911 Cushman Street in Fairbanks. All who would like to honor and remember Sgt. Brandt is encouraged to attend.