FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Milton Officer and Kidney Donor to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’
MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Lindsey Bittorf from Rock County, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on February 22nd.
Bittorf, an officer with the Town of Milton Police Department, was nominated by her State Representative, Don Vruwink (D-Milton), for her decision to go above and beyond the call of duty by donating her kidney to a stranger, 8-year-old Jackson Arneson. After seeing a post on Facebook about a young boy in search of a kidney donor, Bittorf knew she would be the match he needed.
“Officer Bittorf has gone above and beyond her oath to protect and serve the members of her community,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), who selected Bittorf to receive the award. “Her selflessness and commitment to her neighbors and community deserve to be honored by the state Assembly.”
The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.