Kent Kruger
Dane County Public Safety Communications Department
1952 - 2005

On October 7th, 2005, with deep sadness, the Dane County Communications Department announced the loss of Communications Supervisor Kent Kruger.

Kent began his communications career with the Dane County Sheriff's Department more than 25 years ago and became a supervisor in 1987 when Dane County created the consolidated comminications center. Kent was the departments training supervisor for many years.

Kent was very active in APCO and was the Wisconsin Chapter of APCO's long time Executive Committee representative and was a memeber of the Executive Director search committee. Kent was very proud of his service to APCO and enjoyed his work on the executive committee. APCO International past president Joe McNeil said; "Kent was a quiet man who had the ability to take a "big problem" and boil it down to a basic issue that could be resolved to a positive outcome."

Kent was also a member of the Town of Madison (WI) Fire Department for more that 25 years and held the rank of Captain. He was a very active member of the department and each summer Kent organized and operated the departments "Brat Tent" fundraiser at the Dane County Fair.

Kent was a part time fire service instructor for Madison Area Technical College and passed on his considerable knowledge of the fire service to many young fire officers by teaching the Fire Officer basic course.

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