Sheriff and Prosecutor stand behind Undersheriff following complaint


September 8, 2022

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Undersheriff and Chaplain Robbie Patterson spoke to a gathering in support of the United States flag on North 2nd Street and Commercial Avenue on June 25, in attire which identified him as undersheriff of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. This event and another drew a response from a national organization which asserts Patterson was "using his official position to promote his evangelical Christian views."

DAYTON–Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm and Prosecuting Attorney C. Dale Slack are standing with Undersheriff Robbie Patterson, who also serves as the department's chaplain, when he spoke at a rally on June 25, 2022, and at Dayton's observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 5, 2022, in the face of a complaint from a Wisconsin group that is alleging a "constitutional violation occurring in th...

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