Madison – State Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) has named Western Lake Fire District Chief Bradley Bowen as the First Responder of the Year for the 38th Assembly District. Chief Bowen devoted himself to combating the COVID-19 pandemic in an exemplary display of leadership, securing doses of vaccine with little to no assistance from state agencies in order to inoculate first responders and members of the public across both Waukesha and Jefferson counties. 


“I am so very proud to present this award to Chief Brad Bowen as our First Responder of the Year. We are all extremely grateful for his service. He is a shining example of our dedicatedfirst responder community not just in Oconomowoc but in the 38th Assembly District and throughout our entire state,” shared Rep. Dittrich


Chief Brad Bowen and the Western Lakes Fire District serve the towns of Ashippun, Concord, Merton, Oconomowoc, Ottawa, and Sullivan, the city of Oconomowoc, and the villages of Dousman, Lac La Belle, Sullivan, and Summit with honor and distinction.


The Wisconsin State Assembly will honor 99 first responders from various Assembly Districts on the Assembly floor during the legislative session on October 26, 2021.

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