Dec 08, 2022

Browne retiring after 33 years with Great Bend Police

Posted Dec 08, 2022 5:00 PM
Corporal William Browne
Corporal William Browne

Great Bend Post

The Great Bend Police Department has recently been operating at one over their limit to be fully staffed. They’ll need that plus one as Corporal William Browne has announced his retirement.

Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis said Browne has been serving with the police department for 33 years, and the city will host a retirement celebration on Friday, Dec. 9.

"There will be a come-and-go reception for Corporal Browne this Friday," said Francis. "It will start at 9 a.m. inside the municipal courtroom."

Browne began working with the GBPD in 1989. A native of Colorado, Browne advanced in rank starting as a patrolman. Graduating from Allen County Community College, the Great Bend Police Department has been Browne’s only law enforcement position.