DCDSA Pac Endorsements

The Dane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is pleased to re-affirm its endorsement of Tom Barrett for Governor.  The DCDSA is also endorsing these candidates for State Assembly: 47th Assembly District: Robb Kahl 48th Assembly District: Melissa Agard Sargent 79th Assembly District: Dianne Hesselbein All three assembly candidates have demonstrated a true commitment to issues affecting […]

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Help this Sunday May 20th

To all  DCDSA members, current and retired: We have been asked to give a few hours of our time this Sunday, May 20th to help in the final stretch of the recall effort. Sunday will be Cops for Labor/Deputies for Democracy day at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street. We will be gathering […]

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Donations to Cops for Kids

Recently there was an article in the Wisconsin State Journal that suggested that not all donations solicited make it to the local police and fire departments.  While the Dane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association encourages caution in all telephone solicitations, its important to point out that the telephone fundraising contracted by the DCDSA through a private […]

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2012 National Police Week

2012 National Police Week

Remembering Those Who Have Given Their Lives To Protect Yours  -  In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, […]

In Remembrance – John Finch

In Remembrance – John Finch

Retired Deputy John Finch, former DCDSA President, passed away on Sunday March 11, 2012.   John L. Finch, age 68, was born in Elgin, Illinois on December 10, 1943, the son of Jesse and Josephine (Bagdon) Finch. He was united in marriage to Alice Watzke. John worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Dane County for 25 […]

Public Safety Workers Recall Event

The Madison Professional Police Officers Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311, and the Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association today announce a public safety workers recall event on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, from 2:00PM to 6:00PM at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street called “Returning to Wisconsin Values.” On that date, police […]

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Favorite Quotes

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
William Westmoreland
The ethics of excellence are grounded in action – what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.
Price Pritchett
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger
We’re talking about a science fiction show, we’re talking about the humanity we live in today. I still find it incredible that we still use word “race” as a cultural determinant… I detest what we’ve done to ourselves. Out of a need to make ourselves different from one another, we’ve made the word “race” a way of expressing culture. There’s no such thing—and all you high school students, bless your hearts for being here. You’re a hundred champions right now that are going to go out understanding this. The adults in the room will never understand, even though they’ll nod their heads and say “you’re right.” They’ll never be able to stop using the word “race” as a cultural determinant. I just heard one of the most prolific statements done by one of the great humanitarians, he’s really trying to organize and bring us together, and he used the word “race” as if there is a Latino race, an Asian race, an indigenous race, a Caucasian race. There’s no such thing as a Latino race. There never has been. There never will be. There’s only one race, and that’s what the show brought out. That is the human race, period.
Edward James Olmos
Its not who you are underneath, its what you do that defines you.
Rachel Dawes in Batman
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Aristotle
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.
Ramsey Clark
All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
James Reston
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou
A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.
Ramsey Clark
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are; reputation is merely what you are perceived to be.
John Wooden
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger
The ethics of excellence are grounded in action – what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.
Price Pritchett
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman
Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras.... As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.
William A. Niskanen
Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
Molly Ivins
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln