We Remember James Kumlien

WPPA member, James M. Kumlien passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. After graduating from Milton High School, Jim attended UW Oshkosh where earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Jim started his law enforcement career as a correctional officer for the Rock County Sheriff’s Department and in 1995 was hired by the Beloit Police Department as an officer. In addition to his patrol duties, Jim was a Hostage Negotiator, Evidence Technician and School Resource Officer.

Jim is survived by his wife Nicole and three children, James, Jacklyn and Michael. He was a member of water ski team Rock Aqua Jays where he watched his children soar to unimaginable heights in waterskiing. He coached them to compete for … Continue reading

The WPPA Endorses Jim Holperin for Reelection

MADISON–The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) announced today its endorsement of Jim Holperin in his reelection campaign to represent the 12th State Senate District. The WPPA’s board of directors, which is comprised of active law enforcement officers from all across the state, overwhelmingly chose to support Holperin after closely evaluating his record against that of his challenger, Kim Simac.

“Throughout his career, Jim Holperin has worked on a wide variety of issues to protect Wisconsin, its law enforcement community, and the middle class,” said WPPA Executive Director, Jim Palmer. “By contrast, the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel just reported that Kim Simac has publicly admitted that she is unable to name a single bill she would support or oppose if elected. Wisconsin needs … Continue reading

The WPPA Endorses Jessica King for State Senate

MADISON–The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) announced today its endorsement of Jessica King in her campaign to represent the 18th State Senate District.  The WPPA’s board of directors, which is comprised of active law enforcement officers from all across the state, overwhelmingly chose to support King after closely evaluating her record against that of the incumbent, Randy Hopper.

“Whether it has been serving the public on the Oshkosh City Council or as a Deputy Mayor, Jessica King has shown that she understands and appreciates the vital role that law enforcement plays in promoting Wisconsin’s outstanding quality of life,” said WPPA Executive Director, Jim Palmer.  “By contrast, Randy Hopper recently voted to cut state funding for police services at a time … Continue reading

The WPPA Endorses Jennifer Shilling for State Senate

MADISON–The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) announced today its endorsement of Jennifer Shilling in her campaign to represent the 32th State Senate District.  The WPPA’s board of directors, which is comprised of active law enforcement officers from all across the state, overwhelmingly chose to support King after closely evaluating her record against that of the incumbent, Dan Kapanke.

“As a long-time member of the State Assembly, Jennifer Shilling has stood up to protect and promote Wisconsin’s law enforcement community,” said WPPA Executive Director, Jim Palmer.  “By contrast, Dan Kapanke recently voted to cut state funding for police services at a time when assaults on officers are increasing at an alarming rate.  Given this stark comparison, the choice was clear.  Jennifer … Continue reading