Crime Stoppers: Searching for Kevin Brame’s killer

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – This past Saturday, Nov. 1 marked a sad milestone for the City of Dayton and its police department. It has now been 15 years since the murder of police officer Kevin Brame, And despite a sizable cash reward, it remains unsolved to this day.

Dayton Police Officer Kevin Brame. (WDTN Photo)
Dayton Police Officer Kevin Brame. (WDTN Photo)

Just before 9 p.m. on Nov. 1, 1999, Dayton Police Officer Kevin Brame was ambushed and fatally gunned down in the driveway of his estranged wife’s home on Cherry Drive.

The Dayton Police Department’s cold case unit has gathered considerable evidence in the Brame case. But a $100,000 reward remains unclaimed and the case remains unsolved.

“I’m amazed. I’m beyond surprised $100,000 reward and we know there are people walking around in the city of Dayton that know who took Kevin’s life and they stay silent. That is the most hurtful thing to live with,” says Brame’s mother, Rosemary Brame.

“The people we need to come forward aren’t coming forward and that leads to more frustration just because we do have leads we do have information on this case,” says cold case detective Patty Tackett. “It’s got to be people talking that are willing to say you know what it’s been 15 years, its time.”

If you have the information that finally solves this case, call 222-STOP. You can also submit your tip online at

Or text it to “tip 400” followed by your message to “crimes” or 274-637.

Earn a $100,000 cash reward, and because of the software Crime Stoppers uses, no one will ever know your name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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