Superior Police Celebrate Successes, Promotions and New Members

By KBJR News 1

January 20, 2012 Updated Jan 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - It was a big day for police officers serving the city of Superior. Successes were celebrated and the newest members of the force were welcomed to the job.

Officers were recognized for their work on a number of cases, some were well-known, and others didn't get in the spotlight.

Letter of Commendation and Meritorious Conduct Awards were given to 18 officers, detectives, sergeants and dispatchers for doing things like responding to calls while off-duty and going out of their way and using teamwork to save lives, make arrests and follow-up and solve cases.

Letters of Commendation:
Officer Todd Carlson
Officer Erick Flood
Sergeant William Lear
Officer Gary Gothner
Officer Paul Winterscheidt
Officer Christopher Woolery

Meritorious Conduct Awards:
Sergeant Nicholas Alexander
Detective William Braman
Officer Patrick Carey
Officer Todd Carlson
Detective Thomas Champaigne
Detective Jack Curphy
Dispatcher Ashley Engelman
Dispatcher Becky Farris
Detective Kirk Hill
Officer Michael Kendall
Officer William Lear
Detective Christopher Moe
Detective John Parenteau
Sergeant Adam Poskozim
Officer Paul Winterscheidt
Officer Christopher Woolery

Some cases involved preventing suicide, recovering a stolen motorcycle, and solving child pornography cases.

Three new officers got their badges pinned-on by family members and two members were promoted to sergeants.

New Officers:
Officer Adam Johnson
Officer Marc Letendre
Officer Adam Zielinski

Sergeant Promotion:
Sergeant Adam Poskozim
Sergeant Thor Trone

The final award went to an investigator for distinguished service.

Distinguished Service Award:
Investigator Michael Jaszczak

"We want to recognize the good work that our officers do. It happens all the time. We take this one day of the year to recognize some, some particularly pointed incidents, and hopefully, all the officers see the good that their brothers and sisters do," said Captain Matt Markon.

Each year, a committee looks at cases from throughout the year and compares them to policies to chose which officers went above and beyond to make the cut to get an award.

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