Petrich joins Hartley Police Department
Graettinger native enjoying small town policing
July 9, 2020
New Hartley police officer Joshua Petrich felt a career in law enforcement calling him at a young age.
"I was actually going to go to school to be a teacher, but my senior year I was set up to go on a ride along with the Estherville Police Department," he recalled. "It seemed like the right place to be and felt like what I wanted to do."
Petrich was hired as Hartley's third full-time police officer in May. He replaced Caleb Creech, who left Hartley in April for a new job with the Emmet County Sheriff's Department.
Petrich, 22, began duties in the City With a Heart on June 15. He holds an As...