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Algood PD’s Brandon Bean Recognized For Community Commitment

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Algood PD’s Brandon Bean Recognized For Community Commitment

Algood Police Department’s Patrol Officer Brandon Bean was recognized by the American Legion for his commitment to helping the community.

Bean said that it was his work trying to help people involved with a drug house that earned him that recognition. He said that he spent countless hours speaking with those affected and trying to get them the help they need.

“Respect goes a long way and I was there for them and I wasn’t against them,” Bean said.  “And I assured that I was doing everything I could do to make them a better tomorrow. I worked through emailing, phone calls, talking to neighbors, and trying to do what I could to prevent people from coming to this house.”

Bean said that he’s been in the force for almost 20 years, following in the footsteps of his dad who was the Sheriff of Jackson County. However, he said it hasn’t been without difficulty.

“You have to worry about other people’s families before your own,” “And you go out there and you see all these wonderful people that gave up in life and you just got to pick them up and try to make them a better person. a lot of people say, ‘You don’t understand where I’ve been in life.’ Well, each and every one of us has been somewhere we’re not proud of.”

Bean said that it’s the community that keeps him going. He said that for those following in his footsteps, it’s important to understand the meaning of the badge.

“It means compassion and understanding that nobody’s perfect, being a leader, and the biggest thing that people forget to do is that when you see somebody out there in their yard, you get out there and start talking to them,” Bean said. “Because throughout your investigations and career goals in life, the people around you is what’s going to guide you.”


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