Dayton Daily News Thursday, December 12, 2002 LOCAL Police raise reward in Brame slaying Dayton officer was gunned down in 1999 BY KELLI WYNN Chief William P. McManus said Dayton Daily News Wednesday. “We felt $25,000 was not DAYTON – Anyone with enough incentive,” he said, information leading to the arrest explaining that the police depart. and conviction of the person or ment decided to increase the persons responsible for the 1999 reward based on a recommendaslaying of Dayton police Officertion from a department major, Kevin Brame can now expect to The update on the Brame case read a reward of $100,000, police was offered during a wide-ranging news confer- the reward in the name of the ence McManus Officer Kevin Brame Trust Fund also used to at any branch of Fifth Third Bank. respond to a The department would not recent report disclose how much is in the fund, listing Dayton but McManus said a significant as one of the contribution has been made by a nation’s most group, whose name the departKevin Brame dangerous citement would not release. ies, as well as to McManus said the department announce a new proposal on contacted the group about a con- policing. tribution after deciding to The chief is asking residents increase the reward. and businesses to contribute to The increased bounty pleased Brame’s mother, Rosemary Brame, who was in attendance. “Obviously I’m extremely gratified,” she said. “The police department cannot do this alone. If a police officer is not safe in our city, no one is.” Brame, 31 and a six-year veteran, was off-duty when he was shot in the neck outside his wife’s home, 624 Cherry Drive, on Nov. 1, 1999. PLEASE SEE POLICE ON B6

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