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North Platte Police Department awarded for their efforts

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 10:44 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte Police Department was recognized at City Council. They were awarded for their service to the community and their fairness to all citizens.

Former Chicago police officer of 20 years, Mike Broom, who is now the President of the Nebraska Coalition of African American Pastors, spoke about his experiences in North Platte with the police department. He stated that officers in town are for the community and he wanted to award them with a plaque from the African Coalition of America.

“It’s always an incredible honor to be recognized by our community. Especially with everything that’s going on in our world with law enforcement and the African American community. I think it’s incredible that they would come out and take time out of their day to not only honor me but the North Platte Police Department. I think it’s important,” said Police Chief Dan Hudson, “You know we strive in our every day activities to protect and serve. And when we take that oath to protect our community, we’re not taking that oath to protect this segment of the community or that segment of the community or this social economic, we take an oath to protect all of our community.”

On the business end of the meeting, City Council approved a rezone on certain lands from an I-1 Light Industrial District to an I-2 Heavy Industrial District located East of Newberry Access Road between I-80 and Highway 30.

This means they are opening that space up for potential businesses to build on. Their goal of approving this is to set North Platte up for future growth and space for businesses to develop.

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