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Gov. Evers appoints Cody Kanable as Green County Sheriff


Cody Kanable

Cody Kanable. Submitted photo

Gov. Evers appoints Cody Kanable as Green County Sheriff


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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Thursday appointed Cody Kanable as Green County Sheriff. The appointment fills a vacancy being created by Sheriff Jeffrey Skatrud’s retirement, effective June 30, 2024. Kanable will complete the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2027.

“With 16 years of experience with the Green County Sheriff’s Office, starting as a patrol deputy in 2008 and reaching chief deputy earlier this year, Cody Kanable’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism will serve the people of Green County well,” said Evers.

Kanable has been a law enforcement officer for the past sixteen years. In 2008, he joined the Green County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. Since then, he has been a canine handler, patrol sergeant, lieutenant, and SWAT team leader. In October 2023, he was appointed the undersheriff, and in February 2024, he became the chief deputy. In these roles, he is responsible for managing personnel, public relations, and collaborating with stakeholders in the community. During his time with the Green County Sheriff’s Office, he has also completed leadership training programs with both the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the National Tactical Officers Association.

“Chief Deputy Kanable is a highly respected member of Green County’s law enforcement community and fully prepared to take on the responsibilities of Green County Sheriff,” said retiring Green County Sheriff Jeffrey Skatrud. “I’m pleased to congratulate Cody and excited for the future of the Green County Sheriff’s Office.”

According to officials, Kanable lives in Brodhead with his family and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is involved in the dairy industry and supports youth dairy showing with 4-H and FFA programs in Green County. His law enforcement work has been recognized with awards from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association, and the North American Police Work Dog Association.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Sheriff of Green County,” said Kanable. “The ability to lead our deputies and staff into the future comes with great responsibility, and with the support of our community and my family, I know we will be successful. I look forward to working collaboratively to overcome challenges and strengthen our relationships in the county.”



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