Shankland honors fallen Stockton EMT

By Brandi Makuski

Local first responders gathered on Friday to witness the presentation of a memorial citation in Stockton.

Stockton EMT Trudy Beth Peters, 57 of Stevens Point, died unexpectedly at home on March 16. She leaves behind her husband, Jeff, four children, and three grandchildren.

Peters was a founding member of the town of Stockton’s EMS group in the 1990s, and was one of its longest-serving members, having been an active member on the department’s roster for over 25 years. She also helped secure the Portage Co. Enhanced 911 system.

Services for Peters, held on March 23 and 24, attracted hundreds of friends, family members, colleagues, and coworkers from her job at CoVantage Credit Union and numerous fire/EMS departments.

Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Stevens Point native who represents the 71st Assembly District, was at the Stockton Fire & EMS Department on April 14 to present Fire Chief Jeremy Spencer with a American flag flown over the State Capital Building for 24 hours in Peters’ honor.

Shankland also presented Capt. Jeff Peters, Trudy’s husband, with a memorial citation honoring Trudy Beth Peters’ service to the community. The video follows: 

Capt. Jeff Peters of the Amherst Fire Department is embraced by Rep. Katrina Shankland during the citation ceremony on April 14. (Metro Wire photo)