For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Professional Police Association (MPPA) will be honoring Peace Officer Memorial Day with a ceremony at Beell Stadium on May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
The ceremony is the MPPA’s annual honoring of Fred A. Beell. Beell was a Marshfield Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a burglary at the Marshfield Brewery on August 5, 1933. Beell was a professional wrestler and local hero, long before he gave his life in protection of the Marshfield community.
This year we will also be honoring Wisconsin State Trooper Anthony Borostowski and Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland who were killed in the line of duty last year.
The service will include a reflection from the Executive Director of the Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Narayana Murali, along with the Mayor of Marshfield, Bob McManus, declaring the proclamation for the day’s event.
The Marshfield Police Department will also be presenting their departmental awards.
Members of the community are invited to come and share with MPPA in honoring these fallen officers. Everyone is invited to a reception of food and beverages immediately following the ceremony.
The ceremony will be held on the north end of Beell Stadium on the Marshfield Middle School campus. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Marshfield Middle School cafeteria.
The MPPA is a benevolent organization made up of members of the Marshfield Police Department.