Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket
April 11th, 2007  
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Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken didn't have to write himself a ticket. But he says it was the right thing to do.
"As sheriff, I'm held to the highest standard in law enforcement. How can I hold officers accountable if I don't hold myself accountable?" he said. "I'm satisfied I'm doing the right thing."
Kocken issued himself a ticket March 27 for an unsafe lane change, three weeks after he had rear-ended a suspected speeder after that driver slowed to turn. Neither the deputy who completed the accident report nor the Brown County district attorney's office felt that Kocken deserved a citation.
"But it kept bothering me," said Kocken. "Finally I decided to write myself a ticket. I felt it was the right thing to do."
The ticket carries a $160.80 fine that Kocken said he fully intends to pay.
The 52-year-old sheriff told investigators he was trailing a vehicle to determine its speed when he had to swerve to avoid a snowblower wheel in his lane. He moved into the other driver's lane and hit the car when the driver slowed. The ticket marks the second citation in seven months that a state law enforcement officer assessed to himself. In September, Chief Dick Knoebel of the Kewaskum police department wrote himself a $235 ticket for passing a stopped school bus.

April 12th, 2007  
Rob Henderson
Hows THAT for integrity?
April 12th, 2007  
"More of it" I say.

The man is a credit to the force, and his community.
Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket
April 12th, 2007  
Why can't I have more brothers in blue like that....

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