WPPA Presents Awards At Convention 2006


The WPPA presented awards to five officers and one youth at the 74th Annual Convention banquet on Sunday evening, May 21. The WPPA recognizes law enforcement officers and citizens annually for heroism and contributions to their communities.

Award for Valor

The 2006 Award for Valor was presented to Oneida County Deputy Sheriff Bradley Fogerty for his actions when responding to an incident involving an intoxicated driver.

On March 18, 2005, an Oneida County deputy approached a man at a gas station who he believed to be intoxicated and was going to drive. The subject retreated to his car and took off from the gas station at a high rate of speed, heading south on a major highway. The … Continue reading

WPPA Recognizes Oneida County Dispatcher Kelly Kiewert


The WPPA recognized Oneida County Dispatcher Kelly Kiewert at the Annual Convention in May for the role she played in resolving the two Oneida County incidents, for which service awards were presented to four Oneida County deputies.

President David Mahoney, in his recognition of Kiewert at the Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 21, said:

In addition to presenting the annual Service Awards this year, the WPPA would like to recognize one member among a group of members who we often forget. Tonight we will hear many stories of bravery and courage in the face of danger, but each of the officers who will be recognized tonight depended on the skills, dedication, and care of their dispatchers. Just as … Continue reading

WPPA Convention Hosts Forums for Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidates

On May 21, 2006, the annual WPPA convention at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells hosted forums for the individuals running for the offices of Wisconsin’s governor and attorney general.  Participating in the gubernatorial event were Governor Jim Doyle, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, U.S. Congressman Mark Green.  The candidates responded to questions submitted by WPPA members and posed by WPPA Assistant Executive Director Jim Palmer.  The gubernatorial candidates addressed a wide variety of issues, including the Taxpayer’s Protection Amendment, state funding to local government, property taxes, mediation-arbitration laws for local public employees, arbitration of discipline for municipal law enforcement officers, and protective status for county correctional officers.

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WPPA To Present Service Awards At Annual Convention

Madison – The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), the state’s leading law enforcement association, will hold its 74th Annual Convention at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on May 20-22, 2006.

WPPA’s Annual Convention attracts members from around the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, who gather each year to adopt resolutions on state legislation, discuss the legal rights of law enforcement officers, and hear from prominent speakers on law enforcement issues.

This year’s keynote speaker is renowned speaker and author, Dr. Alexis Artwohl, an internationally recognized law enforcement psychologist responsible for primary research on psychological aspects of lethal force encounters. Dr. Artwohl provides training and consultations across the USA and Canada, and is … Continue reading