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MADISON – Once a year a special time is set aside for the remembrance of those we cannot thank enough all year long: Wisconsin law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and their families.
Friday, May 6
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
North Hamilton Street entrance to the Capitol
This year two names will be added to the memorial at the ceremony. Deputy Kory Dahlvig from the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, who was killed on April 25, 2010 from injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash while responding to a call and Deputy William Cooper from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, who died on February 8, 1902, when he was shot and killed while intervening in a domestic disturbance.
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial was established by Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc. (WLEM) was first formed in 1990 and hosted the first Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in May, 1991.