May 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A surprise luncheon was held Thursday noon at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in Sibley, to honor the 30th anniversary of Chief Deputy Kevin Wollmuth’s employment at the Sheriff’s Office.

Following the luncheon, Wollmuth sat down with KIWA’s Tom Traughber to reminisce a bit about his 30-year career with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

We asked Chief Deputy Wollmuth about the biggest changes he’s seen over the past 30-years. The two things he mentioned were technology, and the types of crimes the department deals with.

We asked him what sparked his interest in a law enforcement career.

Wollmuth had high praise for the people with whom he has worked over the past 30-years.

The 51-year old Wollmuth stressed that the celebration was just for his 30th anniversary, and he has no plans for retirement any time soon.

During the luncheon, Wollmuth reminisced about what he considers the strangest call he’s gotten in his 30-year career.  He said it was the day when the dispatcher called him and sent him to check out the report of a boa constrictor slithering down a Sibley street. He responded to the call, even though he says he knew there were no boa constrictors in Sibley, Iowa. A few minutes later, Wollumth said he radioed the dispatcher and apologized for doubting her, after he had, indeed, located the boa constrictor.

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