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The sheriff bids farewell

November 3, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

A farewell to the good citizens of Webster County.

Thank you my good friends of Webster County, for your loyal support of all our law enforcement agencies and a special thanks for supporting me as your sheriff. I will forever be grateful.

Our DARE program, for the kids, has been extremely effective and I have been privileged to have been one of those teachers the past 20-plus years. No doubt it will continue to be successful as it is in the capable hands of officers April Murray and Mike Kenyon.

All the law enforcement agencies in Webster County are working extremely well together. The cooperation has never been better. The peace officers in every department at every level are working together to make our county a great place to live. The Fort Dodge Police Department, ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children), SERT Team (Special Emergency Response Team), Drug Task Force, DCI, Reserve Unit, State Patrol, the Fire Departments and the National Guard are examples of this unified effort of training and cooperation.

Many grants have come our way thanks to Tony Jorgenson with Emergency Management. These grants have provided video cameras, computers, radars, and many other useful law enforcement tools. Webster County Crime Stoppers, our army of good citizens, has played a significant role in preventing and solving crime.

Can things get better? Of course they can and they will continue to get better because of all the good people involved. And, it is my hope that after stepping up to serve as chief deputy when asked, James Stubbs, will continue to lead this effort into the future. Farewell my friends.

Brian Mickelson


Webster County



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