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Roseau Trains In Another City Cop


February 29, 2020

Chief Ward Anderson congratulates Officer Bannert after administering the oath

Roseau Police Chief Ward Anderson almost laughed as he announced that he had recently sworn in Cody Bannert, who has roots in this area, as his newest recruit.

Yes, he knows his department has become the basic training facility for new police recruits.

And not all of them stay.

"It seems like that," he said. "We just lost a guy, Travis Olafson. to the Warroad PD," said the Chief. "He went there full-time. He was part-time for us."

Anderson hates to see any of his personnel leave.

"It costs a lot to train in a new guy," he said.

And then he reflected on Cody Bannert, 26, who started basic tr...

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