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Letter to the editor


June 27, 2019

Sadly, I have to negatively respond to an article by Joe Block in the June 20 Star News publication. The article was in regard to inappropriate folly social activity by Sauk Prairie policemen Jamie Wepking at an off duty party. This activity was acknowledged by officer Wepking as being inappropriate in an incident of a momentary lack of good judgement. As a result of his recognition of this act, he resigned from the SP police force in order to insulate the force from his admitted moment of poor judgment. This incident was investigated, resolved, and no further actions became necessary. Nobody hurt, nobody put in serious harm in any way, and the whole incident became history.

In my opinion, in this day of serious attacks on policemen who daily volunteer to put their live at risk for our protection, momentary off duty bad judgment at a party should not subject a good police officer to detailed analysis of that moment of past history. In defense of officer Wepking, he was approached by the Baraboo police and offered a position on their force which he accepted. Any serious lawless act by anyone would eliminate them from being offered a position by a police department. Every one of us, me included, have done things that we later cannot believe we did.

Praise police officers. Thank police officers. Be grateful for police officers. It’s a stressful job. They are humans that make mistakes just like one hundred percent of humans do. Don’t develop articles on resolved non-issue events just to make headlines. We are already overwhelmed by national media doing this.

Ron Kindschi

Prairie du Sac


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