Hometown Hero proud to serve hometown

By Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 05/02 2014 05:23PM

Updated 12/12 2014 10:58AM

URBANA -- He grew up on a farm in Central Illinois, but after traveling overseas to fight for the U.S., this Hometown Hero returned to serve his hometown. Grant Briggs is a police officer for the University of Illinois.

He spent six years as an infantry soldier in the National Guard. He went to Afghanistan to help secure a reconstruction team. Like many veterans, he learned a lot from his time in the military.

Briggs says being an officer is a chance to serve his community and be closer to home. Briggs is also a member of the VFW. He likes to play the guitar and ride motorcycles.

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