Rock County sheriff candidate Gary Groelle announced the following endorsements:

Madison radio host John “Sly” Sylvester, retired Town of Beloit Police Chief Steven Kopp, retired Beloit police Capt. Bill Tyler, retired Rock County Sheriff’s Office sergeants Steve Selby and Brad Roehl and retired Janesville deputy police chiefs Danny Davis and Jimmy Holford, retired Janesville detective Mark Johnson, retired Janesville police officers Rick Mussey and Scott Wasemiller.

Also, Brad Liggett and Steve and Paulette Christensen of Beloit; Dan Dodd of Janesville; Brian and Carol Watson, Shelly Crull-Hanke, and Theresa and Bill Rusch, all of Milton.

Also, Milton Mayor Anissa Welch, Daryl Fox of Edgerton, Tom and Debra Imhoff and Jim and Jennifer Burns of Janesville, Jason Knott of Evansville, Evansville City Council member Jim Brooks, The Rev. James Ivy of Beloit, Beloit City Council member Beth Jacobson, Beloit School Board member David Wilson, and Tim Gorsuch, retired director of California Alcohol Beverage Control, Sacramento.

Also, Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County, Fla.; and police chiefs Jamie Hammond of Van Buren, Arkansas; David Wiseman of Landon, Kentucky; Tim Carmody of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Bruce Lawver of Canton, Ohio; Ken Koch of the University of Colorado in Boulder; and Thomas Wells of Springdale, Ohio.

Also, Deputy Chief Andrew Olsen of Metro Transit police, Minneapolis-St. Paul; retired patrol Chief William Riley of Miami Beach, Florida; Cmdr. Janel Rogan of Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee; Cmdr. Ray Triangle of Assumption Parish, Louisana; and Cmdr. Chris Pascone of Monterey County Sheriff Department, California.

Also, Capt. Mike Snow, Germantown Police Department; Capt. Evelyn McLean of Georgetown, Texas, police; Capt. Jody Hayes of West Des Moines police, Iowa; Lt. Jeff Pappas of Knoxville police, Kentucky; Lt. Freddy Martinez of Lee County Sheriff Department, Alabama; and Lt. Don Bomkamp, of Fitchburg police.

Also, retired Lt. Patrick Boone of Texas College Police Academy, Texas; and Michelle Milam, retired detective, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

Groelle faces Troy Knudson in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. This list does not include names already published as endorsers. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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