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Retired Branson police officer dies suddenly; Celebration of Life April 26

The Branson community is rallying together to support the family of a retired police officer after his sudden death. A GoFundMe fundraiser is set up for the family of former Branson Police Officer Frank Hirahara.


According to the Branson PD Facebook, “Frank served the citizens of Branson honorably for 12 years, from 2008 until he retired in 2020. During that time, Frank served in Patrol, SWAT, K9, and finished his BPD career as a Detective. Frank was K9 Tygo's first handler and ultimately left BPD to pursue his passion in training canines for others.”


According to the GoFundMe fundraiser, “Frank was not only a dedicated husband and a loving father to their two children but also a retired police officer who served their community with honor for 12 years. After his retirement, he pursued his passion for dogs alongside Kasey by owning and operating two Off Leash K9 Training locations.”

The Branson Officers Association MO Lodge 107 is sharing the GoFundMe on Facebook. You may also find the GoFundMe link at


A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 26, on the west side of the Branson RecPlex in the community rooms and outdoor area from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Family asks that attendees share stories and laugh in Frank’s memory and honor.


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