Dustman’s Deputies met in July at the Little City Grill in Kent. Guest speaker was the Rev. Robert Burgess, former Brimfield Police Chief. 

He told the story of his 38 years through law enforcement, ending as Brimfield Police Chief and talked about building a police department in Brimfield from its beginning. 

Burgess also spoke of his transition from law enforcement to the ministry. He specializes in counseling the families of police officers killed in the line of duty and is involved in building a memorial for Portage County officers killed while on duty. 

The next meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Little City Grill, 802 N. Mantua St., Kent. The meeting is open to anyone with Portage County law enforcement or government experience or their family members.