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Your Views: Kurt Picknell represents best law enforcement can offer

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July 26, 2014

On June 29, our family was changed forever after the tragic workplace death of our son, Nick Van Dyke. One of the members of law enforcement who touched our lives in the days, months, and years after the accident was Undersheriff Kurt Picknell. He was asked to support our family by Sheriff David Graves, who was out of town at a meeting and unable to be there. We are eternally grateful for the support he provided.

Throughout the death notification and investigative processes, Undersheriff Picknell was the ultimate professional. But he also offered a calming presence. It was evident that he was aware of his professional role/responsibilities, but more important, he was able to respond as someone who also understood the tremendous loss we had suffered.

Undersheriff Picknell represents the best that law enforcement could offer to the community, professionally and personally, and we encourage citizens of Walworth County to cast their votes for him in the primary election Aug. 12.

CHUCK & MARY VAN DYKE

Elkhorn



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