The City of Key West, Florida

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City commends Police Officer Brenda Sellers

The Key West City Commission, during its virtual meeting Tuesday honored retiring police officer Brenda Sellers for her 23 years of service to the community. The next morning, on her last day in uniform, Chief Sean Brandenburg promoted her to Sergeant.

Born and raised in Key West, Sgt. Sellers joined the Key West Police Department in May of 1997. During her 23 years of dedicated service, she has performed many roles including Field Training Officer,Patrol and commander of the Bicycle Unit.She has served in the Department’s Honor Guard throughout her career.

"She has been passionate about each of these duties,” said Chief Brandenburg during the meeting,  "but her favorite was serving as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit. Her first case as a leadinvestigator was a robbery and shooting at a convenience store in 2004. She earned a commendation from then-Chief Bill Fortune for an investigation that led to the arrest of the suspect. Her detective workon one particular murder case has earned her in-depth interviews on several television shows."

Over the years Sgt. Sellers has received numerous commendations from the community and visitors, and she was honored as Officer of the Quarter by the Key West Chamber of Commerce in 1999.She has earned numerous commendations from the Police Chiefs under whom she served. Many of the communitycommendations have noted her firm but compassionate work with the homeless.

"Officer Sellers’ professionalism, throughout her career, have exemplified the Department’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Fairness and Service,” said Chief Brandenburg.

“I want to thank the City, and most importantly the community of Key West,” said Sgt. Sellers. She noted that, growing up here she met half of the community and, as an officer, she met the other half. “We’re here to serve the community and I’m grateful to have been able to serve Key West.