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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. (www.PoliceWeek.org)

Throughout the year a committee comprised of representatives from various regional law enforcement agencies meet to organize the Northwest Wisconsin Regional Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. During this ceremony we pay tribute to the memories of 21,000+ law enforcement officers, including 250+ from Wisconsin and 50 from the Northwest Region of the state. These 50 fallen officers, deputies, wardens and troopers are listed below:

   

OFFICER NAME

POSITION

AGENCY

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CHARLES G. COLEMAN

DEPUTY

PEPIN CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

July 10, 1881

MILTON A. COLEMAN

UNDERSHERIFF

DUNN CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

July 10, 1881

JOHN MOORE

CHIEF

STANLEY POLICE DEPT.

March 11, 1901

HARRY O. HARRIS

SHERIFF

ST. CROIX CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

June 18, 1904

OSCAR HARP

DEPUTY

SAWYER CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

October 8, 1910

ROY W. JACKSON

OFFICER

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

April 13, 1911

FRED C. GRIFFIN

MARSHAL

OWEN POLICE DEPT.

August 18, 1912

MATT OLSON

SHERIFF

BARRON CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

February 3, 1916

CHARLES Z. GARLAND

OFFICER

PRESCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 24, 1917

FINLEY BEATON

OFFICER

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

July 27, 1919

ELMER SUNDBY

CHIEF

EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPT.

July 26, 1921

JOHN GANTENBEIN

MARSHALL

ALMA POLICE DEPARTMENT

November 12, 1922

EINAR P. JOHNSON

WARDEN

WI DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

May 17, 1929

ARTHUR H. ZIMMERMAN

SERGEANT

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

December 3, 1929

LOUIS GAGNER

OFFICER

RICE LAKE POLICE DEPT.

July 27, 1930

JAMES LYNCH

OFFICER

NEILLSVILLE POLICE DEPT.

August 30, 1931

GEORGE WOODBECK

CHIEF

HAYWARD POLICE DEPT.

September 25, 1932

CARL JOHNSON

DEPUTY

SAWYER CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

June 17, 1939

FRED W. SCOTT

DEPUTY

SAWYER CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

June 17, 1939

A.G. (ADOLF) JACOBSON

CONSTABLE

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

April 18, 1941

STARRE A. MILES

OFFICER

DURAND POLICE DEPT.

November 5, 1945

GORDON R. PANCK

OFFICER

MENOMONIE POLICE DEPT.

December 22, 1946

ROBERT J. FULTON

SERGEANT

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

April 23, 1948

DONALD G. SPIKE

OFFICER

CHIPPEWA FALLS POLICE DEPT.

September 29, 1950

CLARENCE J. ERICKSON

OFFICER

HUDSON POLICE DEPT.

June 14, 1953

MARK R. RUSSELL, JR.

WARDEN

WI DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

May 21, 1955

LEE MURPHY

OFFICER

ST. CROIX CO. HIGHWAY PATROL

June 22, 1955

EDWARD B. RETZER

OFFICER

SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.

May 16, 1963

ROBERT B. MARKLE

WARDEN

WI DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

May 8, 1966

PAUL R. GRAMER

DEPUTY

BURNETT CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

November 20, 1968

JOHN J. KAVAJECZ

DEPUTY

BAYFIELD CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

December 12, 1968

WALTER GAIK

DEPUTY

ASHLAND CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

December 7, 1970

GORDON L. HEISA

OFFICER

DUNN CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

April 10, 1979

RICHARD F. SCHINZING

CHIEF

GRANTSBURG POLICE DEPT.

October 17, 1979

JOHN R. COFFEY

OFFICER

MILLSTON POLICE DEPT.

October 27, 1979

ROBERT P. BOLTON

OFFICER

EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPT.

October 6, 1982

WALLY L. LARSON

SHERIFF

BARRON CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

September 10, 1987

DEBORAH M. MCMENAMIN

TROOPER

WISCONSIN STATE PATROL

October 26, 1989

PATRICK MCCREADY

CHIEF

FAIRCHILD POLICE DEPT.

March 10, 1991

ALLEN A. ALBEE

DEPUTY

BURNETT CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

April 19, 1991

WILLIAM SCHOENBERGER

TROOPER

WISCONSIN STATE PATROL

April 22, 1993

MICHAEL R. BARIBEAU

OFFICER

RICE LAKE POLICE DEPT.

December 19, 1995

RICHARD G. PARQUETTE

CORPORAL

BAYFIELD CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

September 10, 1996

MICHAEL S. VILLIARD

DEPUTY

SAWYER CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT.

July 9, 1998

STEPHEN J. HAHN

DEPUTY

EAU CLAIRE SHERIFF’S DEPT.

February 16, 2006

JACKIE D. RYDEN

OFFICER

PRESCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 2, 2006

JASON S. ZUNKER

DEPUTY

CHIPPEWA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.

January 5, 2008

JORGE R. DIMAS

TROOPER

WISCONSIN STATE PATROL

June 14, 2009

 MICHAEL J. SEVERSON  DEPUTY  POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. 

April 14, 2014


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