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  Clarke, Jr., David A.
NameDavid A. Clarke, Jr.
, Wisconsin , United States
Website [Link]
Born August 21, 1956 (63 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 21, 2017 05:20pm
Tags Black - Conservative - Pro- gun -
InfoMilwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A graduate of Marquette University High School, he was a member of the varsity basketball team, which won the state private school championship in 1973.

He is a career, law enforcement professional, having served 24 years with the Milwaukee Police Department before being appointed Milwaukee County Sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum in March 2002. In November 2002, Clarke was elected to a four-year term as sheriff, earning 64% of the votes cast. In November 2006, Sheriff Clarke was elected to his second consecutive four-year term, increasing his margin of victory to 73%.

Clarke joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1978 at the age of 21, and acquired a broad range of experience. In eleven years as a Patrol Officer, he received meritorious citations for felony arrests. He was promoted to Detective in 1989, and after only nine months as a Detective, was selected for the Milwaukee Police Department's specialized Homicide Division. Clarke was part of a team, which investigated more than 400 homicides in a four-year span. The Department made arrests in more than 80 percent of the homicides, well above the national average of 60 percent.


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Mar 01, 2013 11:30am General [Milwaukee Co.] Sheriff David Clarke calls guns 'great equalizer' in radio ad  Article AJ 
Jul 02, 2005 12:00pm Blog Entry (Milwaukee County Sheriff) David Clarke is no Zell Miller, but it's not because he's black  Article AJ 

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