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Dodge County's sheriff described Christopher Stevens as 'destined for greatness'

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Dodge County's sheriff described Christopher Stevens as 'destined for greatness'

By Matt Montgomery & The Associated Press. CREATED Sep 13, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep 13, 2012

JUNEAU- Dodge County's sheriff is sharing details about his relationship with Christopher Stevens -- the American ambassador killed in Libya.

Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls was a classmate of Stevens at the National War College in Washington D.C. in 2009.

"He was one of the guys that was very professional looking," said Nehls to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure."  "He was destined for greatness, just one of those up-and-comers."

The war college prepares students for high-level command and policy-making positions in the military, the State Department and civilian agencies.

Nehls said Stevens finished towards the top of their class of nearly 210 students.

"Definitely a guy that was very focused," said Nehls.

Nehls believes that Stevens' death serves as a reminder that we should honor and thank those who serve this country.

"I'm sure he'll be remembered as the hero he was," said Nehls.

Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya on Tuesday.