With great sadness and with a very heavy heart it is my sad duty to announce the death of Sergeant Jason Brokaw (PPD-Retired 2016.)
Sergeant Brokaw passed away earlier today following a courageous battle with a medical condition that came upon him while an active member of the Peru Police Department.
Jason Brokaw was a great police officer. He started his career at the Granville Police Department, and then moved to the Bureau County Sheriff’s office, then to the Spring Valley Police Department before joining PPD in 2008. He was then promoted to a leadership position as a patrol sergeant with our department.
All through his career, Jason performed his duties admirably. His common sense approach and his genuine respect for others served him, his community and all of us very well.
While Jason was a great police officer in his professional life, he also lived a private but a very steady personal life. His family, his friends and those closest to him can celebrate being part of Jason’s life. All of them and all of us are no doubt better people because of his influence on our own lives.
It is not possible to share the genuine sadness that is present among the officers and telecommunicators, both past and present who worked with Jason. We lost someone who left an indelible mark on all of us. The loss hurts very much. When you see one of Jason’s coworkers please tell them you know what he meant to us and remind us that while we will never forget him we all will remember how lucky we are that he was one of us!.
Godspeed Sergeant Jason Brokaw!
We will take it from here!
Chief Doug Bernabei on behalf of everyone at the Peru Police Department
Source: Peru, Illinois Police Department Facebook Page
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