MADISON – On Tuesday, Officer Kenneth Chung was honored as the First Responder of the Year for 79th Assembly District. Representative Dianne Hesselbein awarded Officer Chung the honor before a full session of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly are able to choose a first responder from their district who is of upstanding service to their community. Officer Chung is currently the Middleton High School Resource Officer.

“Officer Chung has taken students under his wing to build them up and guide them during difficult times in their lives,” said Representative Hesselbein. “His mentorship and commitment to the community are clear.”

Officer Chung has been with the Middleton Police Department for five years. In his current position, he works in the school district and has developed positive relationships with students and staff. Chung is a former member of a professional mixed martial arts team.

After moving to the area, Chung opened Gracie Barra to help bring Brazilian jiu-jitsu to Madison. Chung used his skills in jiu-jitsu and passion for mentorship to help a student train in the art and further prepare for a career as a first responder.

“Considering his outstanding service to Middleton High School, Officer Chung is an excellent honoree for First Responder of the Year,” concluded Representative Hesselbein.

Officer Chung joined first responders from across Wisconsin during a ceremony held at the State Capitol

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