Release date: February 17, 2022
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation honors 62 Wisconsin State Patrol employees for their lifesaving efforts and extraordinary public service.
Some of the awards recognize officers who saved lives or put themselves in physical danger. Others acknowledge accomplishments that have made Wisconsin’s public services more efficient and effective to meet WisDOT’s goal of highway safety.
“The State Patrol embodies the highest standards of professionalism and service. Those employees who’ve gone above and beyond to patrol our state’s highways, develop safety initiatives and streamline services are indispensable,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said.
Every year, award recipients are nominated by their peers who appreciate their dedication to the division’s values. Sworn officers and civilian employees are honored across all sections of the division of State Patrol.
"We all share the pride in our hearts as we recognize the exceptional individuals who have carried out their duties under extraordinary circumstances. Through these acts and achievements, you have made Wisconsin a safer and better place,” Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Anthony Burrell said.
Secretary Thompson and Superintendent Burrell were joined by Governor Tony Evers during a virtual awards ceremony Thursday evening to recognize the award recipients.
“Whether enforcing our traffic laws and sharing information about the importance of safe driving, developing new transportation initiatives and services, helping folks get to work safely each day, or keeping traffic and the freight that our state’s key industries depend on flowing, State Patrol employees play a critical role in the safety of our people, our communities, and our state every day,” Gov. Evers said.
More information about the awards recipients and their work is in the ceremony program and below.
Lifesaving Effort Award
Employees of the Year
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs