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Salem’s Police Officer of the Year for 2017 is a young man with a passion for helping others, who also has exhibited a level of maturity way beyond his years.

Cody Keen, a 25-year-old Richlands native, helped bring order to two very different crime scenes with his quick thinking and calculated actions in 2017.  As a result, his peers at the Salem Police Department have selected him for this prestigious annual honor.

“I am very grateful that they think I am worthy of this award, but I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” says Keen. “I know for a fact, that every single one of the people I work with would have done the same things that I did.”

His selection is even more impressive when you consider that Keen has been employed at the Salem Police Department for less than two years.  During his short time on the job, he has earned the…

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