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.
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