WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (KWWL) – On Thursday, the West Liberty Police Department is swearing in Keyan Brown as a reserve police officer.
Keyan Brown was critically wounded while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He was struck by a rocket propelled grenade, filling his body with shrapnel. He flatlined while being carried on a Blackhawk chopper.
Brown has had a long road to recovery, but the department said he wants to serve as a volunteer reserve police officer.
The West Liberty Police Department is also selling a special military appreciation patch to raise money for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which provides service dogs for veterans. The money will also go toward Patriot Guard Riders.
There will be a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds to dedicate the new veterans memorial and to swear in Brown. The public is invited.
You can purchase a $20 patch by sending a check or money order to: