Dan was born October 26, 1950 to Jack August and Gertrude (Tutt) Brunn. He attended Anderson High School, played basketball, participated in Key Club, Projection Club, and Stage Crew, and graduated in 1968. For the next two years he attended the University of Cincinnati, majoring in real estate and education.
In September 1970, Dan joined the United States Army Reserves and was assigned to the 812th Signal Company as a Lineman. Private First Class Brunn was honorably discharged on April 6, 1976.
He worked as a truck driver for the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office from 1971 to 1974.
Dan joined the Cincinnati Park Police Department as a Police Recruit in the 60th Recruit Class at the Cincinnati Police Academy on September 8, 1974. Park Police Officer Brunn transferred from the Park Department to the Cincinnati Police Division on November 13, 1988 and was issued Badge 121 and assigned to the Park Unit. He transferred to the District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue) Neighborhood Unit on February 25, 1990. Over the next ten years, he was active in the Northside, Winton Terrace, then Mt. Airy neighborhoods. Officer Brunn retired January 4, 2000 with 29 years of service to his country and community and 46 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Officer Brunn then joined the Security Department of the Cincinnati Water Works Department and spent another 23 years serving them.
Officer Brunn, surrounded by family, died on June 24, 2023.
Officer Dunn is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Yvonne M. (Hershey) Brunn; daughters, Andrea (James) Quigley and Danielle Marie (Nick) Hughes; grandchildren, Ethan, Carson, Grady, and Caitlin; and siblings-in-law, Jennifer (Jerry) Schirmer, Annette (Rob Day) Hershey, and Greg Hershey.
Visitation will be held 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Churchh at 5849 Buckwheat Road. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mark’s Lutheran School.
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