Gallagher Honors Northeast Wisconsin First Responders in the Congressional Record

October 22, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) yesterday honored first responders from Northeast Wisconsin by entering a statement of recognition into the Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. The individuals honored by Rep. Gallagher recently received the Wisconsin State Assembly’s First Responder of the Year Award.

In the entry, Rep. Gallagher states: “First responders represent the best and bravest in our communities. These heroes selflessly give their time and skills to protect and serve others. I am proud to represent men and women with such a commitment to their communities and who prioritize the welfare of others before their own.”

The award was given to ten first responders from Northeast Wisconsin: The late Mitchell Lundgaard, Appleton Fire Department; Joseph Wesoloski, Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety; Dan Rettler, Black Creek Fire Department; Lt. Jeff Engelbrecht, Green Bay Police Department; Sgt. William Tedlie, Greenville Police Department; Chief Al Tlachac, Luxemburg Community Fire Department; Chief Rick Badgley, Peshtigo Police Department; TJ Schrank, Riverview Volunteer Fire Department; Mary Beck, Shawano County Dispatch Center; and Sgt. Brandon Leschke, Weyauwega Police Department and Weyauwega Area Fire Department.

The full text is found below:

Madam Speaker, I rise today during First Responders Appreciation Month to recognize ten first responders from Wisconsin’s 8th District who received the Wisconsin State Assembly’s First Responder of the Year award.

The Assembly selected and recognized the nominees below for their heroic actions, professional achievement, body of work, and length of service within the field of public safety: The late Mitchell Lundgaard, Appleton Fire Department; Joseph Wesoloski, Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety; Dan Rettler, Black Creek Fire Department; Lt. Jeff Engelbrecht, Green Bay Police Department; Sgt. William Tedlie, Greenville Police Department; Chief Al Tlachac, Luxemburg Community Fire Department; Chief Rick Badgley, Peshtigo Police Department; TJ Schrank, Riverview Volunteer Fire Department; Mary Beck, Shawano County Dispatch Center; and Sgt. Brandon Leschke, Weyauwega Police Department and Weyauwega Area Fire Department.

First responders represent the best and bravest in our communities. These heroes selflessly give their time and skills to protect and serve others. I am proud to represent men and women with such a commitment to their communities and who prioritize the welfare of others before their own. Their unwavering devotion to fostering safe and strong communities is truly inspiring. Madam Speaker, I urge all members of this body to join me in thanking these first responders for their service and dedication to protecting our communities.

Thank you, Madam Speaker, I yield back.

 

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