PdC names lieutenant, new officer sworn in

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Casey Cox (left), K-9 officer with the Prairie du Chien Police Department, was sworn in as the new lieutenant April 25. (Submitted photos)

Dwight Kussmaul is a new full-time police officer in Prairie du Chien. His wife, Sam, participated in his pinning ceremony April 11.

Dwight Kussmaul was sworn in on April 11 as a new full-time officer with the Prairie du Chien Police Department. He will be in field training for 12 weeks. He lives in Prairie du Chien and is married with two daughters.

Casey Cox was sworn in as lieutenant of the department on April 25. He steps into the position formerly held by Terry Sprosty, who retired earlier this year. 

Cox is from Prairie du Chien, attended SWTC Academy, Madison Area Technical College for his associate degree and Upper Iowa University for his bachelor’s degree.

Lieutenant Cox started part-time in September 2012 and full-time Oct. 1, 2013. He has been the K-9 handler since July 2017 and will continue to be assigned the K-9. According to Chief Kyle Teynor, the lieutenant position is primarily focused on drug investigations and there is no better tool for a drug investigator than the access to a K-9. Planning and fundraising is ongoing for the department’s K-9 program, which anticipates adding another patrol K-9 in 2021.

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