In past posts on this blog I have challenged our nation’s police leaders to stand up and speak out about the crisis they are in.
Now Billy Ray Fields. a police officer from Ocilla, a small town in Southern Georgia, stands up and speaks out. It is reported that his father, Billy Ray Fields Sr., was also a police officer and served as a sheriff’s deputy and chief of police.
I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie.
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