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Gov. Walker: Honors Wisconsin’s fallen law enforcement officers at 28th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker honored Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers today at the 28th Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on the State Capitol grounds. Governor Walker presented a wreath on behalf of the people of Wisconsin to honor those who gave their lives in the service of others.“Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers are on the frontlines every day working to protect our families in every corner of Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker. “Today and every day we should thank our officers for putting the communities they serve above themselves and working to keep our state safe. We stand in full support of our officers and their families.”

The names of Detective Jason Weiland, Trooper Anthony Borostowski, Lieutenant Albert Grosskopf, and Officer Charles Freiherr were added to the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial today.

  • Detective Jason Weiland, 40, Everest Metropolitan Police Department, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance and multiple shootings on March 22, 2017. Detective Weiland was an 18-year veteran of law enforcement and had served with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years.
  • Trooper Anthony Borostowski, 34, Wisconsin State Patrol, was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on patrol in the early morning on April 11, 2017. Trooper Borostowski was a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and had served with the Wisconsin State Patrol for three years.
  • Lieutenant Albert Grosskopf, Milwaukee Police Department, died following a response to an apartment fire in a four-story building on February 13, 1943.
  • Officer Charles Freiherr, Sheboygan Police Department, was struck and killed by a switch engine as he was checking the rail yard for trespassers on September 6, 1895.

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial site outside the State Capitol now lists the names of 277 fallen Wisconsin law enforcement officers.

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