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Lillian and John Schuette will be apart for about seven months as the New Richmond police officer trains for his new position with the Army National Guard.

NR policeman joins National Guard


New Richmond police officer John Schuette is taking a break from serving the community to begin serving his country.

Schuette left Tuesday to begin basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He has joined the Army National Guard at the age of 29 and is excited about the new challenges he will face in the coming months.

Schuette, who has worked in the New Richmond Police Department since 2003 (he went full time in November 2007), said he's always wanted to join the military.

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