Mason City Based ISP Trooper Fired For Misconduct

Mason City, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol is moving to terminate the employment of a ranking officer who had been one of its rising stars.

A document obtained under the open records law by The Associated Press shows Sgt. Michael Haugen was informed May 3 that he was being fired “due to misconduct.”

The patrol’s parent agency, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, has not provided any further details. A related criminal investigation has been opened.

Haugen has the right to appeal and would continue to be paid until the termination becomes final.

The 31-year-old had been a trooper for a decade at the patrol’s Mason City post, which serves eight counties in northern Iowa. Last year he was promoted to sergeant, a rank that only a few dozen patrol officers hold.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.