THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2006 · NEIGHBORS DAYTON DAILY NEWS | 25 : 3 : Slain officer’s story on Most Wanted Web site The slain For television officer’s story shoul’ will publicize can be viewed on the site’s Brame’s story feature, “My Story,” which posts stories BY KELLI WYNN cases that are Kevin Brame written from For years, the family and the perspecfriends of Dayton Police Officer tive of the letter writer, which is Kevin Brame have been trying often a family member. to get the story of his unsolved Brame was ambushed outside shooting death on the television 624 Cherry Drive, the home of show, America’s Most Wanted. his estranged wise, on Nov. 1, “We have been consistently 1999. turned down,” Kevin’s mother, Blasted once in the neck with a Rosemary Brame, said. shotgun, the off-duty officer died But now, the Fox Saturday in the driveway next to his Chev. night television show dedicated rolet Tracker. Brame had just to catching fugitives has decid dropped off his two sons, ages 5 ed to publicize Brame’s story on and 8, with his wife. its Web site. Brame, then 31, had been with “Any exposure we can get we’ll the police department for six take it,” said Dayton Police De years. tective Dan Hall, who is assigned “This was a heinous crime,” to Brame’s case. Rosemary Brame said. “Cruel. Hall said the extra exposure Very cruel. Left him to die in the will increase the percentage, drizzling rain. The people who “that we will find that one wit did this heinous crime deserve to ness that will have the key to un be held responsible.” lock the door.” Police have no suspects. In 2003, Brame’s death was handed over to the police de- partment’s newly formed Cold Case Unit. “We ask the same questions,” said Kevin’s father, Gerald Brame. “We know that the cold case squad is working diligent ly on it. We’re anxious. We need some closure to this thing. It’s terrible impact everyday. “We don’t know if any other family members are in danger because they haven’t caught the person.” “I can’t believe in a city the size of Dayton, that this mur- der was not solved in a couple of days,” Rosemary Brame said. However, she also said the detec. tives assigned to her son’s case, “are committed to solving this crime.” “We do have a good idea of how this all occurred,” Hall said. “We think we are on the right track. Most likely all the events (leading up to his death) were planned. If it was done spontane. ously. I would be shocked.” The police are offering a $100,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the ar- rest and conviction of Brame’s Kevin Brame’s prom photos is Mrs. Brame went on to say that shooter. just one of his many high school during his time at Colonel White, “I don’t know how anyone can pictures that are displayed in a Kevin played for the school’s sleep at night, if they had some memorial showcase in his honor Varsity soccer team, worked information on a crime and won’t in the main hallway of the high on the yearbook, played in the come forward,” Gerald Brame school. band, member of Junior Counsaid. Stone, 37, an assistant princi- cil of World Affairs, member of “This was not a crime in the pal at Fairview Middle School, Muse Machine, help managed heat of passion,” Rosemary considered Brame to be a brother the girls’ softball team, member Brame said, “This was planned. and graduated with him in 1986. of the Baseball and Cougar Pep People have to talk.” The showcase was presented Squad and was on the Varsity Brame’s story can be viewed to Kevin’s family and friends dur- swim team. at America’s Most Wanted Web ing a Nov.15 memorial service “He was almost universally site at the high school held in honor of popular with students and facbrief.cfm?id=35783. the slain officer. ulty,” Principal Gerry E. Griffith “Kevin’s goal was to be a good said during the memorial serA graduate of Colonel cop,” Brame’s father Gerald vice. White High School Brame said. “He was a role mod. “I was amazed at his depth and el. I’m pleased that the school has maturity,” ROTC Major Odell W. If you asked Nelson Stone to selected Kevin as a role model. Graves said, referring to the conshare his high school memories When they walk by and see his versations he used to have with with you, the first thing out of his picture, it will encourage them to Brame, then a teenager, in the mouth would probably have to do pursue their dreams.” school’s hallways. with Kevin Brame. Rosemary Brame said if her “Kevin epitomized the out”Kevin and I doubled dated eldest son were alive today, he standing men and women we are for the prom. We had the bright would tell the Colonel White stu- striving to help today.” idea to dress as Crockett and dents, to “live a life of service and When asked how he would deTubbs from Miami Vice,” Nelson make a positive impact on your scribe Brame to those who didn’t Stone said, in between laughs as family and community.” know him, Stone said, “For those he looked at a picture of him and “I think it’s marvelous,” Rose who didn’t have a chance to meet Kevin dressed in pastel-colored mary Brame said about the show. Kevin, you missed out on a good suits during their senior prom at case. “Kevin enjoyed his years at man. Crazy, but a good man.” Colonel White High School. Colonel White.” Contact Kelli Wynn at 225-2414.

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