Dodge County Sheriff Thanks Detectives For Tremendous Work In 2018

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff says his detectives went above and beyond in 2018. Sheriff Dale Schmidt thanked the hard work from his entire staff during a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment but highlighted the tremendous effort shown by his investigators.

He says it is important to recognize their work so the public has an understanding of what they do and what they face on a day-to-day bases. Schmidt says one of the more high-profile cases last year was the uncovering of alleged sex-trafficking at local strip clubs and credits the work of Detective Vickie Brugger in evidence gathering.

In March, Sheriff’s Office detectives were called to handle a swatting incident along Highway 151 following what turned out to be false reports that a male subject had taking hostages. Schmidt says through diligent detective work from Detective Andy Rolfs and his partners was able to locate the suspect from Ohio. He says Rolfs had to communicate with detectives across the United States in order to prosecute the case.

Schmidt says the officer involved shooting incident in Beaver Dam was one of the more difficult cases his staff had to handle last year. He says the Department of Criminal Investigation was called to take the lead in the investigation but they were busy handling the Jayme Closs case in Barron County. Schmidt applauded his staff’s effort for stepping up in a tough situation. He says he trusts his staff and believes in their professionalism no matter what circumstances they face.