Upcoming Events

May 08, 2015

Future WLEM Ceremonies

Future WLEM dates are as follows:

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May 08, 2015

Future WLEM Ceremonies

Future WLEM Ceremony dates are as follows:

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May 08, 2015

Future WLEM Ceremonies

Future WLEM Ceremonies are as follows:

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Donate they gave their all. please give a little.

WLEM is supported by donations and fund raising events. WLEM is registered as a charity with the State of Wisconsin and is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible as permitted under Federal tax code.

Please send your check or money order to:
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial
P.O. Box 2733
Madison, WI 53701-2733

Merchandise

To purchase any of the items below, please call us at 608.846.9854
or send a check or money order to:
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial
P.O. Box 2733
Madison, WI 53701-2733

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Key Chain
$10.00
Wisconsin Law Enforcement
Memorial Flag
Flag measures 3’ x 5’ Flag is available with grommets or sleeve style.
Specify style when ordering
$60.00
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Pin
Has safety clutch back as pictured
$3.00

Contact Us

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial
P.O. Box 2733
Madison, WI 53701-2733
Phone: (608) 846-9854
Email: wlem@wlem.com
The Memorial is located on the Capitol Square in Madison, WI
(Corner of Pinckney Street and Mifflin Street)

About Us

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial’s mission is to remember & honor Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

When incorporated the WLEM Board set forth four goals:

1. Building and maintaining a monument to honor Wisconsin law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

2. Organizing and conducting an annual memorial ceremony at the State Capitol to remember and honor Wisconsin officers who died in the line of duty and serving their communities.

3. Providing support and information to law enforcement officers, law enforcement agencies, survivors, and community groups who need help adjusting to and dealing with a line of duty death of a law enforcement officer.

4. Providing a means for individuals, business and communities to express their appreciation for law enforcement officers.

The WLEM Board of Directors is elected from the membership. Most are either active or retired law enforcement officers. WLEM has three levels of membership.

Active Members: Active and retired law enforcement officials; representatives of law enforcement associations, organizations and support groups.

Honorary Members: Spouses and immediate family of Wisconsin law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty (exempt from dues).

Associate Members: Those who do not qualify for Active or Honorary membership. Associate members are not entitled to vote or serve on the Board they may however, serve on committees.

Board of Directors

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc. (WLEM) was first formed in 1990 and hosted the first Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in May of 1991. Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc. was later incorporated as a non-stock, not for profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.


Craig Kolbeck
Craig Kolbeck, Chair

Algoma Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2005
Appointments:  Secretary-2006 to 2011, Chair-2011 to present
Other Info: Craig has been involved with WLEM since 2005, first serving as a Director, then Secretary, and currently serves as Chair.


Russ Steeber
Russ Steeber, Vice-Chair

Rock County Sheriff's Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1991
Appointments:  Vice-Chair-1991 to 2009, Chair-2009 to 2011, Vice-Chair-2011 to present
Other Info: Russ has been involved with WLEM since its inception and has worked on the planning of the annual ceremony and on fund raising for the construction of the Memorial site.


 
Brian L. Willison, Vice-Chair

Dane County Sheriff's Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Appointments:  Chair-1990 to 2009, Vice-Chair-2009 to present
Other Info:  Brian is one of the original founding members who organized and planned the first State-wide memorial ceremony.  Additionally, Brian was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Memorial site.


Laura L. Washer, Secretary

Williams Bay Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2006
Appointments:  Secretary-2011 to present


David Hall
David Hall, Treasurer

Sun Prairie Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2009
Appointments:  Treasurer-2011 to present
Other Info:  David has helped coordinate activities for the Memorial ceremony since 2007


Charles Berard
Charles A. Berard, Director

Milwaukee Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2009
Other Info: Charles has been responsible for publishing the annual ceremony invitations and programs.


Pete Chycinski
Pete Chycinski - Director

Waukesha Co Sheriff’s Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Appointments:  Vice-Chair-1991 to 2011
Other Info:  Pete is one of the 8 original founding members of the Memorial Board and has worked fund raising for the construction of the Memorial site.


Dean J Collins
Dean J Collins, Director

Brookfield Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1993
Other Info:  Dean assisted in gaining approval for placement of the Memorial on the Capitol grounds and, while working for Milwuakee Police Department, was responsible for publishing the annual ceremony invitations and programs.


Ken J Donovan
Ken J. Donovan - Director

Waukesha Co Sheriff’s Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Other Info:  Ken is one of the 8 original founding members of the Memorial Board.  Additionally, Ken stated:  "I am proud that I have been able to play a role in supporting the law enforcement profession and recognizing the sacrifices of those officers that have given their lives in the line of duty".


Michael Larson
Michael Larson - Director

McFarland Police Department, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Other Info:  Michael is one of the 8 original founding members of the Memorial Board.  Additionally, Michael was in charge of selling and promoting Memorial merchandise.


Francis C Springob
Francis C. Springob - Director

Greenfield Police Department, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2000


David Williams

 

David Williams - Director

UW-Madison Police Department, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Other Info:  David is one of the 8 original founding members of the Memorial Board.  Additionally, David is in charge of planning and coordinating the luncheon following the annual ceremony.