PATRIOT ARCHIVED STORY
A Becker City Council meeting last October saw the recognition of a local leader who has really been pulling his weight this year.
Becker Police Chief Brent Baloun was recognized by the council for his outstanding work in 2020.
Baloun was an important part of the leadership leading the effort to put out the Northern Metal fire early in the year. He also showed great leadership in the city’s response to COVID-19. More recently, Baloun helped to prepare for the Eric Trump visit to Becker. The council said that Baloun has always run his department with utmost professionalism, even among rocky times when a growing distrust for the police sweeps through our nation.
Baloun was awarded a letter of commendation for all the hard work he has done to keep the city functioning and thriving.
Baloun was moved by the gesture, stating that he was not often without words, but the letter took him by surprise. He said some of the challenges this year- and undoubtedly, the challenges to come- are daunting for an individual, but there was no problem that he couldn’t tackle with the help of his team.