Fink Retires as FDL County Sheriff
Photo: Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink hugs a deputy during the ramp walk at the Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon.
Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink took the ceremonial
Ramp Walk this afternoon as his 38-year career serving the citizens of Fond du
Lac County came to an end. Fink retired after twelve years as the County
Sheriff, but his time with the Sheriff’s Office also included roles as Chief
Deputy, detective, time as a patrol officer and in the jail. Fink walked the
ramp, shook hands with colleagues and hugged family members – later fighting
back tears while saying “I cant tell you what all you folks mean to me and I
really appreciate you all coming.” Fink joked about the road block that was set
up on Western Avenue in front of the Sheriff’s Office – which included county
snowplows and squad cars. “Ryan, I think you’re going to get a lot of complaints”
Fink said to new Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt as the crowed laughed, “but you guys
can deal with that while I’m gone.” Judge Peter Grimm swore in Waldschmidt as Sheriff
and Waldschmidt then thanked Fink for his service to the county and re-introduced
him to the crowd as “Citizen” Mick Fink.