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Peshtigo Police Chief Resigns, Moving Back To Michigan
Issue Date: June 21, 2018
Peshtigo Police Chief Joseph FitzGerald, 53, has resigned as police chief effective Friday, June 29, to take a job with the three member Hesperia Police Department in Hesperia, Mich. FitzGerald turned in his letter of resignation to City Clerk Tammy Kasal Monday, June 18. He stated the move will allow him to be closer to his family.
Fitzgerald was hired as chief on Aug. 6, 2016 and completed his Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certification tests on Oct. 20, 2016 through the Wisconsin Training Standards Bureau in Madison. Prior to coming to Peshtigo was police chief in Gaylord, Mi. which is approximately 60 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge in the center of the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
He was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi. said he now just felt a need to move closer to family.
Fitzgerald said he appreciated the opportunity to work in Peshtigo and thanked all those who where instrumental in his hiring. He stated the officers in the department are great and so are the people in Peshtigo. "I will always cherish the time I spent here."