By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Professional Police Association held a ceremony to honor both fallen officers, taken in the line of duty, and current Marshfield officers who have excelled in their service to the community.
During the May 16 ceremony, Marshfield Mayor Bob McManus declared the day Peace Officer Memorial Day in the city of Marshfield.
Officer Josh Larsen recognized Fred Beell, the only Marshfield officer to be taken in the line of duty. Beell was killed while responding to a burglary call at the Marshfield Brewery in August 1933.
Larsen recognized Wisconsin State Trooper Anthony Borostowski and Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland, two Wisconsin police officers who died in the line of duty, along with the 134 officers the country lost in 2017.
During the ceremony, Larsen noted law enforcement as “the last true profession that is based on doing the right thing all of the time.”
Officer Alex Mitchell was present with the department’s 2018 Valor Award, for “great courage in the face of danger,” and Officer Aaron Wargowsky was awarded with the department’s Employee of the Year award.