Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kid Rock applied to be an Oakley police reservist

Posted By on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 4:43 PM


If you read our cover story last month on the odd situation in the Village of Oakley, which maintains a volunteer police force of 110 officers for a community of about 300 people, you might recall that wealthy businessmen, an NFL football player, and attorneys are among those who signed up to play cop.

Turns out, there's another familiar face in the mix: Bob Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock. From MLive's Brad Devereaux, who has doggedly followed this story for over two years



Robert James Ritchie, known by the stage name Kid Rock, is listed on an application for the village police reserve force that Hemlock Attorney Philip Ellison received in the mail from Oakley earlier this month.

The name is perhaps the most famous one associated with the Oakley Police Department's reserve unit, which includes many well known Michigan professionals and Miami Dolphins player Jason Fox.

It's the latest twist in a two-year controversy involving police funding and reserve officers in the village of 300 in southern Saginaw County. The Oakley village reserve force has 148 members, many from metropolitan Detroit, according to village records. The revelation of Ritchie's application brings that total to 149 reservists.

Bawitdaba, or whatever. 

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