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Killed in the line of duty
Wardens who have given their lives in the line of duty
Life Saving Awards
Given to employees in recognition of their service.
Valor Awards
Given to employees in recognition of their service.
Distinguished Service
Given to employees in recognition of their service.

Law Enforcement Life Saving Award

The employees listed below were presented with the Life Saving Award in recognition of their service.

Past Honoree's

Warden Date Location
John Buss 4/07/2004 Wisconsin River
Warden Buss found man faced down in rocks along the river with a large gash in his head bleeding profusely.
Dennis Kirschbaum 12/31/2003 Kabers Supper Club
Warden Kirschbaum performed Heimlich maneuver on choking patron while dining.
Richard Rosen 7/03/2003 St. Croix River
Warden Rosen aided in the rescue of swimmer in swift current.
Bradley Peterson 7/03/2003 St. Croix River
Warden Peterson aided in the rescue of swimmer in swift current.
Chris Spaight 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Deputy Warden Spaight aided in the rescue of a boater thrown overboard.
Dale Hochhausen 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Warden Hochausen aided in the rescue of a boater thrown overboard.
Mark Brann 5/26/2003 Chippewa River
Warden Brann responded to the rescue of 2 people from capsized boat.
Bill Yearman 5/26/2003 Chippewa River
Warden Yearman responded to the rescue of 2 people from capsized boat.
Todd Schaller Fall 2002 Forest Lake
Warden Schaller aided in the rescue of a 14 year old boy who had broken through ice.
Douglas Bilgo Fall 2002 Forest Lake
Warden Bilgo aided in the rescue of a 14 year old boy who had broken through ice.
Casey Krueger 7/13/2002 Lake Delton
Warden Krueger assisted in the rescue of two people in a capsized canoe.
Brett Noordhoff 7/13/2002 Lake Delton
Warden Noordhoff assisted in the rescue of two people in a capsized canoe.
Edward McCann 7/04/2002 Lake Winnebago
Warden McCann aided in the rescue of 9 people from two separate capsized boats.
Douglas Bilgo 7/04/2002 Lake Winnebago
Warden Bilgo aided in the rescue of 9 people from two separate capsized boats.
Ben Nadolski 7/04/2002 Lake Winnebago
Warden Nadolski aided in the rescue of 9 people from two separate capsized boats.
Marty Stone 6/22/2002 Mississippi River
Warden Stone responded to a boat accident involving a personal watercraft (PWC) and another boat.
Dennis Kirchbaum 6/22/2002 Mississippi River
Warden Kirchbaum responded to a boat accident involving a PWC and another boat.
Robert Bloyer 6/22/2002 Mississippi River
Warden Bloyer responded to a boat accident involving PWC and another boat.
Jody Meyer 6/27/2001 Wisconsin River
Warden Meyer assisted in the rescue of a drowning swimmer.
Lyle Manteuffel 6/27/2001 Wisconsin River
Warden Manteuffel assisted in the rescue of a drowning swimmer.
Mike Green   Castle Rock Lake
Warden Green rescued an unconscious person after a boat accident.
Mike Neal   Lake Michigan
Warden Neal attempted rescue of a fisherman along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Jesse Ashton 7/16/2000 Lake Michigan
Warden Ashton swam to a capsized boat and helped rescue people in water.
John Weber 12/19/1999 Mississippi River
Warden Weber performed a search and rescue of waterfowl hunters.
Scott Bowe 9/04/1999 Lake Delton
Warden Bowe aided in the rescue of a swimmer.
Dave Witthuhn 9/04/1999 Lake Delton
Warden Witthuhn aided in the rescue of a swimmer.
Dennis Kirschbaum 1/06/1999 Mississippi River
Warden Kirschbaum attempted rescue of a man in freezing water in Prairie du Chien. The man later died in hospital.
Carl Messman 10/24/1998 Marquette Co.
Warden Messman performed CPR on an elderly woman for over 20 minutes until rescue personnel arrived.
Randy Falstad 4/06/1997 Dubay Dam
Warden Falstad attempted rescue of a drowning victim.
Barry Meister 4/06/1997 Dubay Dam
Warden Meister attempted rescue of a drowning victim.
Chris McGeshick 7/15/1996  
Warden McGeshick performed CPR on a jail inmate who attempted suicide by hanging.
Roy Kalmerton 11/01/1995 Sheboygan Marsh
Warden Kalmerton rescued two individuals with an overturned boat.
Bill Wrasse 6/20/1995 Lake Pepin
Warden Wrasse attempted rescue of a drowning victim.
Mike Rindfleisch 10/02/1994 Miller Dam Flowage
Warden Rindfleisch rescued two waterfowl hunters that had capsized their canoe.
Spec. Mike Knipfel 10/02/1994 Miller Dam Flowage
Spec. Knipfel rescued two waterfowl hunters that had capsized their canoe.
Jerry Meronk 2/13/1982 Lake Winnebago
Warden Meronk aided in the rescue of unresponsive sturgeon spearer in ice shack.
Mike Spors 2/13/1982 Lake Winnebago
Warden Spors aided in the rescue of unresponsive sturgeon spearer in ice shack.
Harold Schmude 2/13/1982 Lake Winnebago
Warden Schmude aided in the rescue of unresponsive sturgeon spearer in ice shack.
Robert Bramer July 1974 Whitewater Lake
Warden Bramer assisted in the rescue of a boater that had fallen out of boat.
David Arendt July 1974 Whitewater Lake
Warden Arendt assisted in the rescue of a boater that had fallen out of boat.
Last revised: Friday March 30 2012