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Sean Froelich says his transition from police officer to lawyer to prosecutor seems like a natural progression. Judy Wiff photo

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ELLSWORTH -- At 9 a.m. Monday Sean Froelich was sworn in as Pierce County's district attorney.

At 9:15 he represented the county in a criminal hearing. It was the first time he had been in a courtroom as a prosecutor, not just as an observer or to testify as a police officer.


Froelich, 33, graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2010, passed his Minnesota Bar exam in early 2011 and his Wisconsin Bar exam in May 2011.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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