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Policing village without police
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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Blanchardville Village President Dennis Marty and Lafayette County Sheriffs Deputy Walt Fischer work together on a schedule to determine when its best to have law enforcement in the village. Fischer works 40 hours a week for Blanchardville, which recently contracted with the Lafayette County Sheriffs Department to allow it to patrol the village rather than employ a full-time police chief.
BLANCHARDVILLE - Walt Fischer has helped the transition from having a full-time police chief to having a Lafayette County Sheriff's Deputy patrol Blanchardville an easy one, Village President Dennis Marty said.