MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Lieutenant Chris Williams as a “Hometown Hero” during the upcoming Assembly session on November 11th.
Williams was nominated by his state representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) for his bravery and service to the West Allis Fire Department.
“There are numerous stories of Chris going above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) who selected him for the award. “He embodies the true spirit of a public servant, and his community is lucky to have him on the force.”
According to Mason Pooler, West Allis Fire Chief, Lieutenant Williams has received many thankyous and praise from individuals for his actions, including no less than 12 this past year alone. Many of these submissions detail accounts of Williams exceeding expectations and providing extra care. One family wanted to thank Williams for connecting their relative with an environmental service company to clean and repair their unsafe property. Another story recounted how Williams drives an individual to and from their doctor appointments to ensure they are getting the care they need to recover.
Wisconsinites have a long, prominent history of community service and selflessness. In keeping with this tradition, the Wisconsin State Assembly created the Hometown Heroes program to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who are working to make their communities a better place. Award winners are invited to the State Capitol and given an opportunity to speak on the Assembly floor as a special guest.