This week's '21 Things You Might Not Know About Me' features Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.  

  1. I have wanted to be a cop since I was 5.
  2. I serve on lots of non-profits across the county - 14 of them.
  3. My wife Holly is a social worker - different perceptive on life and we make a great team.
  4. I have 2 kids: Emma 15, Jace 12.
  5. I coach - when I can - my kids' soccer, basketball, and hockey.
  6. I have lived in Rice Lake all my life.
  7. I have been on National TV due to the recent tornado in Chetek.
  8. I have attended the National FBI Academy in Quantico Virginia for 11 weeks.
  9. I like to play video games.
  10. I don’t drink coffee but I do drink plenty of Mt Dew.
  11. I like donuts; a lot.
  12. Hot Dogs from Street Vendors are the best - had them both in Chicago and NY City.
  13. I played college basketball at UW Barron County.
  14. I love to watch sports on TV.
  15. My dad worked at the Sheriff’s Dept for 33 year part time and retired after I became the Sheriff (probably why I got into the field).
  16. I have a great team at the Sheriff’s Department that make me look good.
  17. Same goes for home - great team of support
  18. I and another officer at Rice Lake Police Department started the first Bicycle Patrol Unit in Rice Lake.
  19. The second best job other than Sheriff was being a School Liaison Officer for the Rice Lake School District.
  20. While going to school I worked for 4 different police departments part time.
  21. I love being your Sheriff.  It is the best job in the world!

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