Upcoming Events

Feb 28, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Badge Night 3

On Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00PM the Milwauk......
May 08, 2020

30th annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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May 07, 2021

31st annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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May 20, 2022

32nd annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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Photo Gallery

RECENT PHOTOS - Click an image to enlarge

Ceremony Wreath Sergeant Dean Sukus, Janesville Police Department
Officer Phillip LaSpisa, West Allis Police Department
Ceremony Buglers Sturgeon Bay Police Department
Surviving Family and Friends Muskego Public Safety Cadets Public Safety Cadets
Surviving Family and Friends Surviving Family and Friends Surviving Family and Friends

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

or via Paypal:


Please Note:  WLEM Inc. does not engage in any type of telephone or mail solicitations.  Due to the concern of fraudulent activity, prior to making a donation, you should research the legitimacy of the organization making the donation request.

 

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
$8.00
Wisconsin Law Enforcement
Memorial Flag
Flag measures 3’ x 5’ Flag is available with grommets or sleeve style.
Specify style when ordering
$65.00
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Pin
Has safety clutch back as pictured
$3.00

Contact Us

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc.
P.O. Box 2733
Madison, WI 53701-2733
Phone: (608) 846-9854
The Memorial is located on the Capitol Square in Madison, WI
(Corner of N. Pinckney Street and E. 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, businesses, 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 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, Chairman

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


Charles Berard
Charles A. Berard, Vice-Chairman

Milwaukee Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2009
Appointments:  Vice Chairman - 2015 to present
Other Info: Charles has been responsible for publishing the annual ceremony invitations and programs.


Brian L. Willison, Treasurer

Dane County Sheriff's Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  1990
Appointments:  Chairman - 1990 to 2009, Vice-Chairman - 2009 to 2015, Treasurer - 2015 to present
Other Info:  Brian is one of the original founding members who organized and planned the first Wisconsin memorial ceremony.  Additionally, Brian was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Memorial.


Michael Herrmann, Secretary

Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2017
Appointments:  Secretary 2018 to present


John Allen, Director

Green Bay Police Department
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2017
Other Info:  


Dean J Collins

Dean J. Collins, Director

Brookfield Police Department, Retired
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 Milwaukee Police Department, was responsible for publishing the annual ceremony invitations and programs.  Dean is currently an ordained chaplain for the Wisconsin State Patrol and the U.S. Secret Service.


Hayley Collins-Lefevre 
Dane County Sheriff’s Office
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2018 


 

David Williams 

Mandy Schwartz, Director

Waukesha County Sheriff's Office
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2018



David Williams

Randy Wiessinger, Director

Dane County Sheriff's Office, Retired
Appointed to Board of Directors:  2017