Beaver Dam Police Department Has New Chaplain

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department’s new chaplain was our guest Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment. Pastor Dan Seehafer is looking forward to adding a very important role to his plate of responsibilities. Seehafer says that first and foremost he is very honored that he had officers within the department come up to him and ask him to be the chaplain.  With all the items on his plate he could not say no and wanted to serve, with that being the key, “service.” Seehafer says there is definitely a difference for an officer versus a chaplain.  “I don’t want to be an officer, I’m not a police officer, I don’t have a gun or things like that.  What I am is trained in the other areas, and my goal is to assist the officer.  I want him or her to feel like their job is done professionally.”  Seehafer says that when he does his job correctly everyone wins. Seehafer is taking over the position replacing prior chaplain Mark Jensen whose reassignment to a church in Pennsylvania, creating the vacancy.  Seehafer has been an ordained minister for the past 20 years in Horicon.