Suamico,Wi -- When it comes to the choice between Public Safety and Personal Privacy, one of the nation's largest cell phone providers had to make a choice.
A federal judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a locked phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernadino terror rampage in December.
The federal government says it's tracking leads to ISIS. But Apple says the order could endanger phone privacy for hundreds of millions of law-abiding citizens around the world.
Brown County Sheriff Patrolman Justin Raska knows how important a person's phone is
"People's lives is in their phone, it could help get information on a case"
A device hack would help the long process of getting permission to go through a suspect's phone worth the trouble. Often times after the work officers are still unable to get into the phone.
"We're still going to to need probable cause we're still going to need a search warrant and then after all that we won't even have the password for the phone" Says Raska.
Even though it would make cases easier, Deputy Raska understands the company's concern.
"What else are they going to be forced to do and it could definitely lead to a long line of problems for them."