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New motorcycle cop patrols in Macon County


DECATUR -- There's a new cop in Macon County patrolling traffic on two wheels.  An anonymous donor gifted a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle to the Macon County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Jonathan Roseman is the only officer currently certified to ride after completing an intensive two week training course.

The motorcycle is helping increase traffic patrols along with being a public relations tool.  Roseman says the motorcycle makes officers more approachable than when they're in a squad car.

"People always think you're busy whenever you're in the confines of a squad car, but whenever I'm on [the motorcycle] it makes the approachability factor a lot greater," said Roseman.

The Sheriff's Department is hoping to send two additional officers to complete the training course in the fall.


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