Tha-Vong Vue joins department
By James Card
During a common council meeting on Oct. 30, City Clerk Becky Loehrke swore in Tha-Vong Vue, the newest officer to join the Weyauwega Police Department.
Vue has a sense of humor. When his wife stepped up in front of the council to pin on the new police badge on her husband, he faked a flinch as if she stuck him in the chest. There was laughter in the council chamber.
Vue grew up in Kaukauna and graduated from high school in Green Bay. He earned a two-year associate’s degree in criminal justice at Northwest Technical College in Green Bay and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
He has served as a reserve deputy for the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for five years and served as an officer in Iron Ridge for three years.
Vue is married, has three children ages 12, 10 and 3 and they live in Oshkosh.
“Right now I’m learning to be the best officer I can. One reason I became a police officer is to become the change,” he said.
Further down the road he sees himself in an instructor role and that would be a way to help new recruits to make positive changes as they develop as police officers.
“I’m excited and for the public, too. If they anything, feel free to reach out,” said Vue.