Dubuque County’s Sheriff’s deputies will be carrying a special gift with them as they go about their daily duties.
The deputies were given St. Michael’s coins in memory of their friend and colleague, Anamosa police officer Mitch Kelchen, who died in an off-duty car accident last fall.
St. Michael is the patron saint of law enforcement.
The Kelchen family is providing the coins for all of the department’s sworn deputies.
(photo courtesy of Dubuque County Sheriff’s Dept)