— The Wisconsin State Patrol has hired a new leader.
of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb announced Friday
that JD Lind will take over as patrol superintendent on
worked for the State Patrol since 1994, serving in a
variety of roles in the patrol's northwest, north-central
and southwest regional posts. He was promoted to
lieutenant colonel last year and to colonel last month.
replaces Stephen Fitzgerald, who retired in July after
nearly 50 years in law enforcement. Fitzgerald is the
father of state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
and former Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.