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Southeastern Wisconsin native Steve Thomas recently finished his probationary period and has joined the River Falls Police Department. (River Falls Journal photo by Jillian Dexheimer)

New cop: From service to country, to service to River Falls

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After eight years in the U.S. Air Force, Steve Thomas has started patrolling the local streets as a patrol officer for the River Falls Police Department.


Thomas, who grew up in Hartford near Milwaukee, finished his probationary period in March.

The 1998 Kewaskum High School graduate said that he joined the Air Force right after high school. During his time as a mechanic for the Air Force he was stationed in Montana, California and Texas.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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