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Remembering one of their own: Sgt. Allen Brandt honored at Fairbanks Police Department

Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 4:55 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Five years ago, Sgt. Allen Brandt died from his injuries after being shot in the line of duty.

On the night of October 16th, 2016, Sgt. Brandt was responding to a shots-fired call in downtown Fairbanks. After arriving on the scene, Brandt was shot multiple times by Anthony Jenkins-Alexie. Brandt was expected to recover - even appearing at a Fairbanks City Council meeting after the attack - but he died 12 days later from complications of the gunshot wounds.

Sgt. Brandt served 11 years in the department. During that time he received many letters of commendation and honors due to his exceptional investigatory skills and work ethic.

Fairbanks Police Department Deputy Chief, Rick Sweet, said Sgt. Brandt will always be remembered for his compassion, faith and commitment to the Fairbanks Community.

Sweet also added Sgt. Brandt is an inspiration to the department.

“He did as best as he could while he was here. Even right up to the end, he never lost his faith in God, he didn’t lose his faith in mankind, and even though he knew the dangers, he was committed to making things better,” Sweet said.

Anthony Jenkins-Alexie was sentenced to 119 years in prison in January of 2020.

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