Promotion For CG Officer NIckle

The Cottage Grove Police Department announced the promotion of Officer Patrick Nickle to rank of Sergeant at the March 16 City Council meeting. City Administrator Charlene Stevens administered the oath of office and Nickles 10 year old son ,Jacob, pinned his badge at the swearing in ceremony.
Nickle is a Cottage Grove native and earned his Bachelors Degree in law enforcement from Metropolitan State University. Nickle has been on active duty both in the Marine Corps as an infantryman and in the Army Reserve as a Military Policeman. He has been in the military for 26 years and deployed twice; once to Bagram, Afghanistan where he earned a Bronze Star and the second deployment was Qatar. Nickle will retire from the military on April 1.(Photo-Cottage Grove Police Dept)

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