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Firsthand Accounts


Image 1: Keith Hackett receiving a certificate; Image 2: Keith Hackett, third from front, with other police officers holding their certificates
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Keith Hackett
Madison policeman

'[Student protesters] split the country... I have a hard time forgiving them.'

Keith Hackett grew up in Baraboo, Wisconsin, a farming community 40 miles north of Madison. A Navy Reservist for six years and an Army Reservist for three, he drove trucks after high school. He moved to Madison after seeing a job listing for police officers in the newspaper.

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