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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Two Bedford Police Officers Leave BPD to go to other police departments

BEDFORD - JULY 17, 2023 - Two Bedford Police officers resigned to go to other police departments in Indiana.

Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore announced the resignations of Major Jesse Crane and Office Robert Looney.

Major Jesse Crane leaves Bedford Police Department after more than 8 years of dedicated service to the department. Crane departs the department to serve with the Indiana State Police.

Photo: Bedford Police Department Major Jesse Crane and K-9 Maximus ( Photo credits Bedford Police Department Facebook page)

His K9 Max started with the Bedford Police Department in February of 2015 and was paired with Jesse Crane. K9 Max has been an integral part of our department and community. During his time of service, K9 Max has completed hundreds of deployments, including narcotic sniffs and tracking suspects to keep the community safe.

You might have seen K9 Max and Major Crane at one of the many demonstrations they have done for the community over the last 8 years. K9 Max has served the Bedford Police Department, the citizens of Bedford, and his handler Major Crane with unconditional love and dedication.

The bond between a handler and his dog is something that few will understand. Only a small percentage of Police Officers get the opportunity to become K9 Handlers.

The Bedford Board of Works approved the retirement of K- Officer Max and has also allowed him to remain with Major Crane, during their meeting Monday afternoon.

Crane received a life saving award for helping with a traffic accident on a snowy January 2021 traffic accident when there was no ambulances available to transport a 17 year old Maddie Lynch to the hospital.

Crane helped load Lynch in their police car and transported her to the hospital and Crane was honored during a Board of Works meeting in June 2021.

Photo: Bedford Police Officer Robert Looney assists a person in need of some help

Officer Looney has served Bedford Police Department has left to join the ranks of Indianapolis Metro Police Department. Officer Looney has served the Bedford Police Department more than five years.

Photo: Bedford Police Officer Robert Looney was honored as "Officer of the Month" in June 2021

The Bedford Board of Works have approved the promotion of Clint Swanson to Major following the resignation of Crane. Major Swanson has been with Bedford Police Department for more than 7 years.


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