I don't know who is running the PR for the Sheriff's Department in Milwaukee County, but they have their hands full with Clarke at the helm.
Two years in a row, the Sheriff is a no-show for a 9/11 memorial ceremony? He was at a doctor's appointment? Hopefully, he was having his head examined. Sheriff Clarke is a public relations catastrophe.
What possible reason could the Sheriff's Office come up with that not one person from that agency would attend and so obviously disrespect a memorial service?
I'm in Louisiana now, and the politics here are every bit as crazy as Wisconsin politics. In Lafayette, there was vandalism of the 9/11 memorial by so called "truthers", who believe that the U.S. government engineered the attacks on New York City. It's a scary thought to think that the radically right-headed Sheriff Clarke might share the beliefs of this group. I can't think of a single other reason that he would show such sincere disrespect to a 9/11 memorial gathering.