The Sheboygan Professional Police Association's service award is for employees or citizens who do something extraordinary in our community. The SPPA honors these individuals by presenting them with an award and highlighting all the good they do in our city and beyond.
Since 2008, the Sheboygan Professional Police Association has sponsored a Service Awards program to recognize exceptional acts performed by sworn officers, civilian employees, and members of the public. Recipients are nominated by fellow officers, supervisors, and civilian co-workers and represent those who strive to go above and beyond what is expected of them. These men and women...our co-workers, friends, and family members...did not ask to be put in heroic situations, but rather found themselves in circumstances that allowed them to demonstrate the qualities of a hero.
Presented to an officer for an act of extraordinary bravery or heroism performed in the line of duty at imminent personal risk to life, under circumstances evincing a disregard of personal consequences. This award recognizes officers whose actions have gone above and beyond the call of duty or an officer who has performed an act of bravery displaying extreme courage while knowingly facing imminent danger.
Presented to an officer for exemplary service to the community, which involves performance and achievement above and beyond that which is required by an officer’s basic assignment.
2022: Detective Brandon Kehoe
2021: Detective Eric Edson
2020: Officer Thomas Aker
2019 Officer Israel Deutsch
2018: Detective Joel Clark
2017: Detective Paul Olsen
2016: Officer Anna Taylor
2015: Detective Tamara Remington
2014: Officer Alex Jaeger
2013: Detective Tamara Remington, Officer Charlet Endsley
2012: Officer Ryan Schmitt
2011: Detective Matthew Walsh
2010: Officer Dean Wendlandt
2009: Officer Brian Retzer
2008: Officer Paul Olsen
Presented to an officer for exceptional performance of outstanding service on behalf of the department, while carrying out an act of great responsibility, or of critical importance to law enforcement.
Presented to individuals, who are not members of the police department, who assist in apprehending a criminal, aid an officer during a critical incident, or who demonstrate exceptional cooperation with the department in the accomplishment of its mission.
Presented to sworn and/or non-sworn individuals for performing an act, through prompt and decisive action, under extraordinary circumstances, that saves or significantly prolongs the life of another.
Presented to an officer who demonstrates outstanding performance in community outreach and engagement, and recognizes initiatives that show potential for long-term impact on the community and its relationship with the Sheboygan Police Department.