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04-11-07, 06:23 AM #1Banned
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The ticket you write may be your own.
Another one. First a Chief. Now a Sheriff. If things really do come in threes maybe let the rookie drive until the third one hits the news.
In all seriousness though, I note this, but do not applaud. To do so would be to expect less.
Sheriff gives himself a ticket
GREEN BAY, Wis. - 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.
04-11-07, 07:52 AM #2
Cheapest publicity campaign ever devised... free press.
$160.80 and $235.00 beats the hell out of a $4800.00 :30 TV spot, and you get peak airtime at 5, 6, and 10 P.M.
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04-11-07, 07:58 AM #3
Wonder if its campaign time there???"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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04-11-07, 01:31 PM #4
"Stupid should hurt."
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