In January, 1997, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial (WLEM) committee started a comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise the funds that were needed to complete the memorial project. The first, and most important, aspect of this campaign was to gather support within our own profession and to recognize and honor, at that time, the more than 200 fellow officers who had made the ultimate sacrifice. Former Governor Tommy Thompson served as Honorary Chair.

The 100% Club started at the Janesville Police Department when Chief George Brunner challenged all of his officers to contribute $20 towards the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial fund. Chief Brunner was successful in getting 100% of his department to contribute. Chief Brunner suggested to the WLEM Board of Directors that all departments around the State of Wisconsin accept the challenge by getting 100% of their department to contribute $20 from each certified officer. In order to be inducted into the 100% Club each agency needed to send in a donation that covered 100% participation from all their certified officers.

The 100% Club became one of the most successful fundraising efforts for the memorial project. When the memorial was dedicated in June, 1998, there were 175 members in the 100% Club resulting in $90,456 in donated funds. Below are the names of the 175 agencies that joined the 100% Club campaign:

Amount Raised

$90,456

Agencies Joined

175

Officers Honored

200+
 

Organization Name

  • Adams Police Department
  • Greenfield Police Department
  • Richland Center Police Department
  • Appleton Police Department
  • Hales Corners Police Department
  • Ripon Police Department
  • Ashwaubenon Dept. of Public Safety
  • Hartland Police Department
  • River Hills Police Department
  • Barron County Sheriff's Department
  • Hayward Police Department
  • Rothschild Police Department
  • Bayfield County Sheriff's Department
  • Iola Police Department
  • Rusk County Sheriff's Department
  • Bayside Poilce Department
  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office
  • Saukville Police Department
  • Beloit Police Department
  • Janesville Police Department
  • Sawyer County Sheriff's Office
  • Berlin Police Department
  • Jefferson Police Department
  • Seymore Police Department
  • Big Bend Police Department
  • Kenosha County Sheriff's Office
  • Shawano County Sheriff's Department
  • Blue Mounds Police Department
  • Kenosha Police Department
  • Shawano Police Department
  • Boscobel Police Department
  • Kewaskum Police Department
  • Sheboygan Falls Police Department
  • Brandon-Fairwater Police Department
  • La Crosse Police Department
  • Shorewood Hills Police Department
  • Brookfield Police Department
  • La Pointe Police Department
  • Shorewood Police Department
  • Brown County Sheriff's Office
  • Ladysmith Police Department
  • Slinger Police Department
  • Brown Deer Police Department
  • Lafayette County Sheriff's Department
  • South Milwaukee Police Department
  • Buffalo County Sheriff's Department
  • Lancaster Police Department
  • Sparta Police Department
  • Burlington Police Department
  • Langlade County Sheriff's Department
  • Spooner Police Department
  • Burnett County Sheriff's Department
  • Linden Police Department
  • St. Francis Police Department
  • Butler Police Department
  • Madison Police Department
  • State Fair Park Police Department
  • Cambridge Police Deaprtment
  • Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department
  • Stevens Point Police Department
  • Cedarburg Police Department
  • Manitowoc Police Department
  • Sturtevant Police Department
  • Chippewa Falls Police Department
  • Marathon County Sheriff's Office
  • Summit Police Department
  • Clinton Police Department
  • Marshall Police Department
  • Sun Prairie Police Department
  • Clintonville Police Department
  • Mauston Police Department
  • Suring Police Department
  • Colby-Abbotsford Police Department
  • Mazomanie Police Department
  • Thiensville Police Department
  • Coloma Police Department
  • McFarland Police Department
  • Three Lakes Police Department
  • Combined Locks Police Department
  • Medford Police Department
  • Town of Brookfield Police Department
  • Cuba City Police Department
  • Menomonee Falls Police Department
  • Town of Burlington Police Department
  • Cudahy Police Department
  • Merrill Police Department
  • Town of Geneva Police Department
  • Darlington Police Department
  • Merton Police Departmetn
  • Town of Hustiford Police Department
  • De Pere Police Department
  • Middleton Police Department
  • Town of Iron River Police Department
  • DOA- Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement
  • Mineral Point Police Department
  • Town of Shelby Police Department
  • Dodgeville Police Department
  • Minocqua Police Department
  • Town of Waterford Police Department
  • DOJ- Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Monona Police Department
  • Town of Wheatland Police Department
  • Door County Sheriff's Office
  • Mosinee Police Department
  • Town of Yorkville Police Department
  • Dorchester Police Department
  • Mt. Horeb Police Department
  • Two Rivers Police Department
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Department
  • Mt. Pleasant Police Department
  • U.W. - Madison Police Department
  • Eagle Police Department
  • Mukwonago Police Department
  • U.W. - Oshkosh Police Department
  • Eagle River Police Department
  • Muskego Police Department
  • U.W. - Platteville Police Department
  • Eau Claire Police Department
  • Neenah Police Department
  • U.W. - Whitewater Police Department
  • Elm Grove Police Department
  • New Glarus Police Department
  • Vernon County Sheriff's Department
  • Evansville Police Department
  • New London Police Department
  • Vesper Police Department
  • Everst Metropolitan Police Department
  • North Fond du Lac Police Department
  • Viroqua Police Department
  • Fall River Police Department
  • Oak Creek Police Department
  • Walworth County Sheriff's Office
  • Fed.Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
  • Oconto Police Department
  • Waterford Police Department
  • Florence County Sheriff's Department
  • Omro Police Department
  • Waterloo Police Department
  • Fond du Lac Police Department
  • Oregon Police Department
  • Waukesha County Sheriff's Department
  • Fort Atkinson Police Department
  • Oshkosh Police Department
  • Waukesha Police Department
  • Fox Point Police Department
  • Pardeeville Police Department
  • Waunakee Police Department
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Park Falls Police Department
  • Waupaca Police Department
  • Franklin Police Department
  • Pewaukee Police Department
  • Wausau Police Department
  • Fredonia Police Department
  • Phillips Police Department
  • West Allis Police Department
  • Fremont Police Department
  • Plain Police Department
  • Westbend Police Department
  • Genoa City Police Department
  • Plover Police Department
  • Whitefish Bay Police Department
  • Germantown Police Department
  • Port Washington Police Department
  • Whitehall Police Department
  • Glendale Police Department
  • Portage County Sheriff's Department
  • Whitewater Police Department
  • Grafton Police Department
  • Prairie du Chien Police Department
  • Winneconne Police Department
  • Grant County Sheriff's Office
  • Pulaski Police Department
  • Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
  • Gratiot Police Department
  • Racine Police Department
  • Wood County Sheriff's Office
  • Green County Sheriff's Office
  • Rhinelander Police Department
  • Green Lake County Sheriff's Office
  • Rice Lake Police Department

Annual Wisconsin
Law Enforcement Ceremony

Every year in May, we host a ceremony to honor Fallen Officers. This large ceremony hosts many special guests and often the governor comes to show their support. We have pictures of the ceremony to begin to capture its impact.

Events