Three Loras Graduates Join Dubuque Police Department

 (l to r) Brendan Nugent (’19), Stephanie Wehr (’19) and Antone Dixon (’19) are sworn in as new police officers with the Dubuque Police Department.

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Antone Dixon (’19), Stephanie Wehr (’19) and Brendan Nugent (’19) are the three newest members of the Dubuque Police Department after being sworn in as police officers on  Thursday, December 19.

Dixon, Wehr and Nugent were all criminal justice majors at Loras. Dixon graduated in August, while Wehr and Nugent completed their coursework this month.

“These three students each bring unique sets of talents to their future roles of police officers,” Valerie Bell, assistant professor of criminal justice, said. “The one thing they have in common, an especially important skill for a police officer, is their ability to interact with a diverse citizenry. We are proud of these exceptional young people and look forward to seeing them patrolling our city.”

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).