An Honest Sheriff

An Honest Sheriff

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An Honest Sheriff

If you a sheriff and were involved in a car accident, what would you do? When Sheriff Dennis Kocken of Brown County, Wisconsin was involved in a car accident, other police took down the details and processed the paperwork. Kocken as off the hook.

However, his conscience gnawed at him. A couple of weeks later, he wrote himself a ticket for a traffic violation. He charged himself with an unsafe lane change.

Kocken was following a suspected speeding car. He had to swerve to avoid a tire in his lane. When he swerved, he smacked into the car in the other lane.

Kocken could have gotten away with it. He probably had no choice but to swerve. This is the way the Sheriff saw it, “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.

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