May 13, 2015
Contact: Rep. Steineke: 608-266-2418

Representative Steineke Recognizes Law Enforcement Month and Police Week - Adjourns in honor of the individuals who work to protect our communities

Madison – On May 13, 2015, Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) adjourned in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Month and National Police Officer Week.

“Wisconsinites are blessed to have thousands of men and women who willingly sacrifice their lives day-in and day-out to uphold the safety and security of our communities,” Rep. Steineke said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the sacrifices they and their families make.”

Last Friday, the 25th annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony was held at the Memorial site outside the Capitol. The name of Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Seversen was added to the memorial this year. Deputy Seversen was shot while pursuing a homicide suspect in 1991. The shooting left him paralyzed, and he died of complications from his paralysis in 2014.

Additionally, State Trooper Trevor Casper was shot and killed this past March on his first solo assignment in uniform while attempting to apprehend a bank robber. He was the youngest law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin history.

“We honor these officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice and all law enforcement officers who have served, and are currently serving,” Rep. Steineke continued. “These public servants will never be forgotten, and we honor and appreciate their work in keeping our communities safe.”

Rep. Steineke encourages everyone to take some time this month and thank an officer for their dedication in keeping our community safe throughout the dangers they face.