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Big Rapids DPS promotes two officers

The Big Rapids Dept. of Public Safety recently promoted two of their officers to new ranks.

 

Officers David Flore and William Sell were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

 

“I am proud to promote these two officers,” said Chief Danielle Haynes. “Sergeants Flore and Sell
represent our agency with integrity and professionalism. I am sure they will be excellent leaders for
their colleagues and this community.”


David Flore is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. David began his law
enforcement career in 2009 as a bike patrol officer for Cadillac PD. He also worked as a part-time officer
for Mundy Township in Genesee County. In 2010, Flore was hired as a full-time officer for Big Rapids
Police Department. In 2012, he received a Life Saving Award and has received multiple merit awards.
David has served on CMET and the Mecosta County Honor Guard. He is the department’s Radar
instructor, a Field Training Officer, and has taken an active role in the hiring process and revamping of
the field training process. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University.


William Sell is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. William began his
law enforcement career in 2010 as a deputy for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Sarasota, Florida.
There, he served on the department’s Honor Guard and as a Field Training Officer. In 2017, he received
a Life Saving Award and was nominated for Patrol Division Employee of the month. In 2018, he moved
to Big Rapids with his family and was hired by the Big Rapids Police Department. Since coming here,
William has served as a Field Training Officer and has taken an active role in helping create policy and
procedures for the department and helped to revamp the department’s evidence packaging and
handling procedures. He received his associate degree from Manatee Community College, in
Bradenton, Florida.


 

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

2/19/24

White Cloud 48 @ Big Rapids 53 (OT)

  -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Lakeview 46 @ Tri County 54

C Montcalm 55 @ Kent City 52 (OT) 

Chip Hills 48 @ Newaygo 58

Grant 41 @ Reed City 60

2/19/24

Reed City 32 @ Cadillac 54

Morley Stanwood 68 @ Tri County 63

Shepherd 56 @ Chip Hills 39

Lakeview 58 @ St Louis 50

2/21/24

CSAA Tournament

  Big Rapids 48 @ Reed City 46 (CSAA Tourn Champ)

      -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

      -> Big Rapids Wins CSAA Tournament

  Chip Hills 30 @ Kent City 56 (CSAA Tourn)

  C Montcalm 40 @ Newaygo 82 (CSAA Tourn)

  Lakeview 41 @ Morley Stanwood 52 (CSAA Tourn)

2/22/24 - 7:00pm

Montague @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Tri County (CSAA Tourn)

2/23/24 - 7:00pm

C Montcalm @ Midland Calvary Bap

CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/19/24 - 7:00pm

Hart 45 @ Morley Stanwood 40

Newaygo 38 @ Oakridge 46

2/20/24 - 7:00pm

Chip Hills 33 @ Beal City 67

Big Rapids 39 @ Cadillac 41

Whitehall 44 @ Grant 71

Hesperia 18 @ Tri County 71

Lakeview 55 @ Pine River 41

Reed City 36 @ McBain 40

2/21/24 - 7:00pm

Shelby 41 @ Newaygo 48

2/23/24 - 7:30pm

Tri County @ Big Rapids (7:00p)

Reed City @ C Montcalm

Morley Stanwood @ Grant

Lakeview @ Kent City

Newaygo @ Chip Hills

 

Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 (7:15pm)

GR CC#3 @ GR Christian#2 (4:15pm)

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
  8. Tri County 6-15 (3-7)
  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Morley Stanwood 15-3 (8-1)
  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
  3. Kent City 15-4 (7-2)
  4. Reed City 11-8 (7-2)
  5. Big Rapids 10-8 (6-3)
  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
  7. Central Montcalm 8-11 (4-5)
  8. Newaygo 10-9 (3-6)
  9. White Cloud 7-13 (2-8)
  10. Tri County 3-14 (1-8)
  11. Chip Hills 1-18 (0-9)

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