Okanogan Sheriff Fights Crime Like Batman - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Okanogan Sheriff Fights Crime Like Batman

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) - Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says he's been a fan of Batman since he was a kid.

Rogers says he likes the Caped Crusader because "he's just a regular guy with a lot of cool gadgets."

The sheriff wears the bat silhouette on a yellow oval on his bullet-proof vest. He has the logo on the handle of his pistol and on the grill of his patrol vehicle. His cell phone rings to the Batman theme.

The sheriff's office is full of Batman figurines and knickknacks. Rogers says most are gifts he's received since his election in 2002 after people learned he's such a fan of the Dark Knight.

Rogers told The Wenatchee World (http://bit.ly/ovuN7R ) being a Batman fan helps him relate to children he contacts on the job.

      
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