Skip to comments.State Patrol officers from Manitowoc, Gillett and Peshtigo receive awards
Posted on 09/08/2010 10:52:31 PM PDT by UncleHambone
MADISON (WFRV) - Wisconsin State patrol members from Manitowoc, Gillett and Peshtigo received special awards for saving lives and other exemplary service at a ceremony today at the State Capitol in Madison.
The members of the State Patrol who received special awards have demonstrated exceptional service and courage often under extremely stressful conditions," said State Patrol Superintendent David Collins. "Their achievements go well above and beyond their normal duties.
Trooper Daniel S. Diedrich of Manitowoc was off-duty and traveling with his wife on Feb. 14, 2010, and saw a woman trying to escape from a vehicle ahead of him. He heard the woman calling for help while a man kept her from fleeing the car. Fearing for the woman, Trooper Diedrich and his wife were able to follow the car to a nearby parking lot. While his wife contacted the local police, Trooper Diedrich was able to detain the man until police arived. For his exemplary and courageous actions, Trooper Diedrich received the Meritorious Service Award.
Trooper Joan D. Timm of Gillett earned her award during a routine traffic stop on March 6, 2010. Trooper Timm saw encounterd a male passenger who appeared to be in great distress. The man then had a seizure, went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing. Trooper Timm removed the man from the car and started CPR. A man stopped and offered to help. Trooper Timm asked him to retrieve a first-aid kit from her cruiser. A breathing tube from the kit was used to aid in CPR. An ambulance arrived, and later that evening Trooper Timm learned that the man was alive and breathing on his own. For her quick and decisive actions, Trooper Timm was presented a Lifesaving Award.
Trooper Bruce A. Conover of Peshtigo has provided exceptional service both on and off-duty in the area of alcohol education, awareness and enforcement. He is an integral member of the Every 15 Minutes alcohol education program and also is a member of the Victim Impact Panel that tries to change the behavior of convicted drunken drivers. These programs require Trooper Conover to devote a significant amount of time in planning, organizing and preparing presentations. His efforts to educate people about the dangers of impaired driving earned Trooper Conover the Commendable Service Award.
Trooper Justin M. Glasener of Eau Claire, Sgt. John D. Wolfe of Oconomowoc, Dennis J. Hughes of Evansville, Donald B. Hagen of Cottage Grove, Thomas A. Knoop of Wisconsin Dells, and Laura C. Andreasson of Madison also received awards for their commendable service.
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