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Community remembers officer killed in the line of duty


A Michiana man was killed in the line of duty more than twenty years ago, but he hasn't been forgotten.

Butch Nine was a police officer who was shot while trying to arrest a suspect in Nappanee 24 years ago.

Friends and family have gathered in his honor every year since then.  
Those who worked alongside Butch say he was a dependable officer.

"He's not forgotten.  Everybody looks at their job a whole lot differently when something like that happens in your town.  But the town embraced us very well after that had happened for a long time," Bill Bickel, who worked with Nine.

Current and retired officers from the Nappanee Police Department were at the memorial to show their support.

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