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Petition Created to Re-Hire Former Dodge County Chief Deputy Mike Leonhardt

Updated: 01/21/2014 5:48 PM
Created: 01/21/2014 4:31 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- News of the firing of longtime Dodge County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Leonhardt has not sat well with some who work in the county.

Tuesday ABC 6 News learned a petition seeking his reinstatement. 

Rachael Drenckpohl, assistant public defender, created the petition that says Leonhardt's termination is a miscarriage of authority and should not go unpunished.

She says Sheriff Jim Jensen acted outside his powers.

Click here to learn the latest on the reaction from the county and Sheriff Jensen.

To read the full petition, click here.