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Friday, 30 December 2011 20:19

Certified in law enforcement for 16 years, Mike Dukes recently joined the Chase County Sheriff’s Department.

 

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

The new Chase County Sheriff’s Department deputy is familiar with the Chase County area. Forty-one year old Mike Dukes has worked with other sheriff’s departments in the area.

Dukes began work Dec. 22, replacing Dan Vodicka. He will be enforcing all state, federal and local laws in Chase County.

Dukes most recently spent six and one-half years with the Lexington Police Department. A Lexington native, he graduated from Lexington High School in 1988.

Following a few years at the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis and Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, he was employed as a deputy in the Dundy County Sheriff’s Department from 1995-99. He then was a sergeant and canine handler with the Furnas County Sheriff’s Department from 1999-2003, followed by a deputy position in the Harlan County Sheriff’s Department from 2003-05.

Dukes’s wife, Cammi, grew up in this area and is related to a number of Chambers in the Champion area. She is remaining in Lexington until daughter Gennie, a senior at Lexington High School, graduates in the spring. The couple also has son Gage, 15 and daughter Michaela, 9. Duke’s daughter Ashley and her son Myacha, 1, live in Cozad. Dukes is an “avid motorcyclist,” owning three cycles.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2011 20:20