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DOJ's 'Top Cops': DNR officers save stranded boaters during dangerous summer storm
During a dangerous storm on Lake Winnebago early this summer, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Warden Tom Sturdivant and DNR Ranger Jeff Nieling braved treacherous waters to save a couple stranded on a disabled boat. With little regard to their own safety, Warden Sturdivant and Ranger Nieling continued their search even when the waves threatened to submerge their boat. The details of their heroic rescue are below, as told by DNR Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller; and, the story serves as the Top Cops recognition from the Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. AG Schimel periodically issues his Top Cops honors from nominations statewide. He has issued about 40 Top Cops honors so far in his tenure. The following release is reprinted with permission from the Wisconsin Department of Justice which announced the honor on October 5.
Wardens in Action
Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:21:21 p.m.
DNR Warden World Spring and Summer, Part Two: Missing child, wayward waddlers, Parks & COPS camp
Welcome to Part Two of Warden Wire's highlights of spring and summer work performed by your DNR Conservation Warden Service. No two days in any season are the same for your wardens, but they remain ready to respond and help when called.
Crime Stoppers
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:14:24 p.m.
DNR Warden World Spring and Summer, Part One: Wildlife saves, water rescues, tracking suspects & more
Ask a Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation warden to name one of the most enjoyed aspects of the career and you are likely to hear: "No two days are the same" or "You don't know what's coming around the corner."
Wardens in Action
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:28:20 p.m.
Arcadia floods! DNR wardens rescue 5, dog from engulfed home after torrential rains ravage area
Arcadia is flooding. Bring your boat. Come now! That was the gist of the 3 a.m. calls on Thursday, July 20.
Wardens in Action
Friday, July 21, 2017 1:18:51 p.m.
Cue the tiki barge! DNR wardens find safe results during Op Dry Water
Nice job, Wisconsin boaters. You, too, silent sporters.
Outdoor Recreation
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:02:40 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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