Wisconsin to Honor the Memory of its Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Capitol Ceremony

The 17th Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held at noon on Friday, May 18 at the State Capitol in Madison. The names of four Wisconsin law enforcement officers will be added to the memorial during the ceremony:

Deputies Carl “Cully” Johnson and Fred W. Scott
of the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department killed in a shootout with a robber on June 17, 1939.

Deputy Charles Hanson
of the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit on July 14, 1968.

Deputy Steven Hahn
of the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department killed in an automobile accident while transporting a prisoner to Jail on February 16, 2006.

The Memorial Ceremony will also include remarks from Governor James E. Doyle and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Since 1844, over 220 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin.

Those wishing to participate in the squad processional from Olin-Turville Park to the Memorial are requested to arrive at the park no later than 11:30 a.m. Prior to the ceremony, the WPPA will again host a pancake and sausage breakfast at Olin-Turville Park. The breakfast will be free of charge, although there will be an opportunity for those attending to make a contribution to a local food pantry. We will begin serving at 9:00 a.m., and we invite everyone to attend.

Anyone who would like additional information about the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony or the WPPA Breakfast is welcome to contact Ms. Judy Urso at 800.362.8838.

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