Madison, WI – Yesterday, Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and her colleagues in the Assembly had the privilege of honoring three First Responders of the Year from the 34th, 35th, and 36th Assembly Districts.

A ceremony was held for all of the first responders during the Assembly’s floor session. Sen. Felzkowski was pleased to meet and congratulate Chief Eric Johnson of the Boulder Junction Fire Department (34th AD), Officer Ryan Picl of the Tomahawk Police Department (35th AD), and Annie Krawze of the Laona Rescue Squad (36th AD).

Chief Johnson was nominated for his nearly 20 years of service aiding the betterment of the fire department and his community through actively playing a role in fire prevention, mitigation, and education programs.

Officer Picl was recognized for saving an elderly woman in sudden cardiac arrest outside of a grocery store in Tomahawk in May of 2020.

Annie Krawze has been honored for running the Laona Rescue Squad, developing and leading training for all area EMTs, and working with area school districts to put safety plans in place so that students and staff are prepared for any emergency.

“It’s a privilege to be able to honor these first responders who are shining examples of what sacrifice and selfless commitment to your community looks like. Their dedication is inspiring, and I am grateful for the positive impact that they are making within our communities” – Sen. Felzkowski.

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