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Two new Hudson police officers sworn into duty

Zachary Schulz recites the oath of office for his new patrol position with the Hudson Police Department. He is a Hudson native, the son of Rick and Jan Schulz of Hudson. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)1 / 2
New Hudson patrol officer Kate Potter, right, shakes hands with Municipal Judge Susan Gherty after taking the oath of office for the position at April 7 Hudson City Council meeting. Police Chief Marty Jensen watches. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)2 / 2

Two new Hudson police officer were sworn into duty at Monday night's meeting of the Hudson City Council.

Taking the oath of office from Municipal Judge Susan Gherty were Zachary Schulz and Kate Potter. Both of the new patrol officers have Hudson ties.

Schulz is a 2003 graduate of Hudson High School, and the son of Rick and Jan Schulz of Hudson. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College after high school and worked part-time for the Ellsworth Police Department and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Potter comes to Hudson from Neillsville, where she was a police officer for five years. She grew up in Boyceville. Her mother, the former Lisa Heffron, is a Hudson native. Her late grandfather William T. Heffron served two terms as mayor of Hudson in the 1970s.

Officers Schulz and Potter replace officers Mark Crimmins and Matt Quevedo on the police department. Crimmins retired and Quevedo left the department earlier this year.

The department has 23 sworn officers, including Police Chief Marty Jensen. There are 14 patrol officers, three patrol sergeants, two detective sergeants, one detective and one school resource officer.

The April 10 print edition of the Star-Observer incorrectly named Schulz's father as Rich Schulz. His name is Rick.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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