The Fairbanks City Council passes an ordinance to officially rename the Fairbanks Police Station

Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 9:12 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Resolution number 5079 introduced by Fairbanks Mayor Pruhs and the Fairbanks City Council members passed with flying colors during the regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, Aug. 14.

This resolution aims to honor Sergeant Allen Brandt by renaming the Fairbanks Police Station to “The Sergeant Allen Brandt Police Station and Emergency Communications Center.”

Fairbanks Police Sergeant Brandt was shot several times in 2016 after responding to a shots-fired call in Fairbanks. While there was great hope he would recover, he succumbed to complications from his injuries and passed away that same year. The unveiling of the new station name will take place October 16 in memory of the day he was shot.

Ron Dupee, Fairbanks Chief of Police shares how this name change impacts the greater community.

“I started working with Sergeant Brandt when I was hired with the department. He was brand new as well. We kind of grew up through the ranks of the police department together and so it is an honor. We look at his picture going down the hallway everyday and his family is very involved with the police department. They come in on a regular bases, his kids and his wife, and they’re part of our family so putting his name on his wall seemed appropriate and I’m honored to be able to do that for him,” said Dupee.