Passion for kids and community drives Police Chief Petey

By Tim Huether

He’s the Martin City Police Chief, but many in the Bennett County area also know him as Petey, baseball coach and youth mentor.

Brandon (Petey) Petersen came to Martin on Sept. 11, 2015 to work as a policeman for the City of Martin under then police chief Tom Jeans. After Jeans left the area, Petersen was offered the police chief job in Dec. of 2016 and has held that title since.

He has been very actively involved with the area youth, primarily as a baseball coach for both high school and the Legion team, but he also interacts well with many other area youth. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online at

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