Chief Eric Braathen announced the recent promotion of 25-year-old Patrol Officer Scott Wilson to Sergeant in the Killdeer Police Department.
Wilson, originally a resident of Montevideo, Minnesota, is a 3-year veteran of his department and, has already assumed his new duties. His promotion was effective March 1st and, he looks forward to be becoming a full-time resident of Killdeer as soon as new city housing opens, “I love being an officer here and, I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship protecting the citizens and property of this community.” Wilson also adds that Chief Braathen’s traffic stop this past Monday, and the hard work of DCSD Deputy Sean Murphy, yielded the city’s largest methamphetamine arrest that anyone could remember. The officer who actually located the drugs themselves, Wilson, also said, “It was exciting assisting my Chief in interdicting the first mobile meth lab during my tenure here.” He sees illegal methamphetamine as a growing and wide-spread problem in the area and seen the toll it is taking.
Braathen was lavish in his praise for his new subordinate, “Sgt. Wilson is a very accomplished peace officer and is more than qualified to assume his new duties.” Wilson will be in charge of both supervising the other officers in the KPD and, will be instrumental in training them too. Braathen added, “We are also currently soliciting funds for a drug canine and, hope to have that in place soon.” Braathen said the need for a KPD K-9 officer and his dog is self-evident given the recent high-profile meth bust which, he says, highlights the pressing need for a local additional canine. He hopes to have someone in place by this Summer working as a patrol officer/K-9 handler. Congratulations to Chief Braathen, Sgt. Wilson and the Killdeer Police Dept.