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Name and title: Sgt. Daniel Thompson

Has worked for the city: Almost five years. Was with the Sheriff’s Office for 11 years before that.

Town of residence: Waldo

Job responsibilities: Patrol supervisor. Helps subordinate officers on calls, reviews reports, makes duty schedule. Oversees daily operations.

What he enjoys about his job: Variety. “There’s something new every day.” He spends more than half his shift out of the office, accompanying other officers on calls or going on his own calls.

How people can help him do his job better: Slow down and pull over when they see blue lights. Be careful not to accidentally dial 911, for example, by pressing the buttons on both sides of their phone at once.

What he does for fun: Hunting, fishing, being outside.

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