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West Liberty Police Department swearing in Afghanistan veteran, wounded while serving

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:

WLPD – Patch
409 North Calhoun Street
West Liberty, Iowa 52776
You can also stop by City Hall to get a patch.
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Olivia Schmitt

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