Knoxville Officer Weppler sworn in

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Officer Joe Weppler (left) with Mayor Brian Hatch. (photo courtesy of Dan Losada)

Knoxville Mayor Brian Hatch swore the police department’s newest officer in Tuesday evening.

The Mayor typically swears in new officers at regular city council meetings. However, with the current pandemic, council meetings have become virtual. Such special events are rescheduled.

Joe Weppler recently graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. He will begin his law enforcement career this morning (April 22) through field training with an experienced KPD officer.

The Tribune plans to learn more about Officer Weppler for a full story soon.

Police Chief Dan Losada welcomes Officer Joe Weppler while Mayor Brian Hatch looks on. (photo courtesy of Dan Losada)