Recent Law Enforcement Grad Thankful To Become An Officer

The normal journey for an aspiring law enforcement officer in South Dakota will take them to Pierre and the 13-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Last Friday, the 165th session graduated and for one officer, it ended a trip, longer than most…

Bryon Reff of Huron slipped on ice in January responding to a call. That fall caused a fluid pocket to form in his knee. It burst and his left leg became infected. In short time it became septic, forcing Reff out of the academy and into a Sioux Falls hospital for weeks of recovery. He became well enough to re-enroll aided by the support of his classmates…

Reff says finally graduating was a weight off his shoulders…

Reff was one of 13 officers to receive a Blue Courage Coin, which is awarded from one officer to another each week of the session. He also nominated by his class to receive the Inspiration Award and asked to give comments on behalf of his class to those assembled at the George S. Mickleson Criminal Justice Center…

Reff was joined by family and members of the Huron Police Department to mark the day. Reff is one of 47 members to complete the 165th Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course.