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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Officer hangs up badge after 30 years


After 30 years and two months, GRPD Sgt. Dan Friebel is putting aside his badge and officer uniform and donning his fishing pole and boating gear once again. Retirement has been a long time coming for the 57-year-old officer. His career in law enforcement started May 1, 1985, at age 27.

Before he started work as a police officer, he was working as a taxidermist at Fred’s Taxidermy. One of the customers, Sgt. Mike Keneberg told him he’d make a good cop. So, he went for it.

“I hadn’t thought of being a police officer before that, but apparently it worked out,” Friebel said. “I ne...

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