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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 Valor Award

The employees listed below were presented with the Valor Award for their distinguished service.

Past Honoree's

Warden Date Location
Doug Zeihen 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Warden Zeihen placed boat in path of unmanned racing boat.
Jon Hagen 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Warden Hagen placed boat in path of unmanned racing boat.
Mitch Groenier 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Warden Groenier assisted in stopping an unmanned racing boat.
Kyle Drake 6/29/2003 Tichigan Lake
Warden Drake assisted in stopping an unmanned racing boat.
Gervis Myles 5/15/2000 Milwaukee
Warden Myles apprehended two men after witnessing shooting of woman in vehicle.
Ron Nerva 11/10/1998 Mississippi River
Warden Nerva aided in the rescue of 2 stranded duck hunters on Mississippi River during a fierce storm.
Lyle Manteuffel 11/10/1998 Mississippi River
Warden Manteuffel aided in the rescue of 2 stranded duck hunters on Mississippi River during a fierce storm.
David Holmes 6/27/1998 Hatfield Dam
Warden Holmes attempted rescue of a boater below Hatfield Dam.
Jon Bronsdon 6/27/1998 Hatfield Dam
Warden Bronsdon attempted rescue of boater below Hatfield Dam.
Chris Groth 11/27/1994 Duck Creek
Warden Groth ventured onto thin ice to retrieve a child that had broken through.
Spec. Tracey Bersch 11/27/1994 Duck Creek
Spec. Bersch ventured onto thin ice to retrieve a child that had broken through.
Mike Sealander 5/25/1994 Arcadia
Warden Sealander assisted Arcadia police responding to an individual wielding a metal post.
Dennis Kirchbaum 11/1/1991 Mississippi River
Warden Kirchbaum rescued duck hunters in whiteout conditions.
John Collison 7/01/1991 Lake Superior
A disabled boat was in jeopardy of washing onto the rocks. Wardens Bartz, Collison and a member of the USCG took the Defiance out into the dangerous seas and were able to tow the boat and passengers to safety.
Mike Bartz 7/01/1991 Lake Superior
A disabled boat was in jeopardy of washing onto the rocks. Wardens Bartz, Collison and a member of the USCG took the Defiance out into the dangerous seas and were able to tow the boat and passengers to safety.
William Engfer June 1985 Menasha Dam
Warden Engfer rescued two boys below the Menasha dam.
Pat Harkins 1/1982 Lake Monona
Warden Harkins rescued a man, wife and baby after they fell through thin ice.
Last revised: Friday March 30 2012