Ind. officer honored as he retires after 31 years


By Dave Stephens
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In 31 years of police work, Cpl. Kevin Andert learned that a joke, a smile or a calm word can hold just as much power as a punch or a gun.

As a patrol officer, he learned to know a neighborhood so well that the slightest variation tipped him that something was wrong - and leading him to catch a burglar.

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