MPPA to honor Peace Officer Memorial Day
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 Sunday, May 15, 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 Aug. 5, 1933. Beell was a professional wrestler and local hero long before he gave his life in protection of the Marshfield community.
This year’s service will also include a reflection from Kristina Topness, wife of a Marshfield police officer, and the presentation of the department’s Employee of the Year Award to Lead Officer Travis Sherden.
Retired officers Jim Cramm, Jason Prickett, and Jeff Cichantek will be presented with the department’s Service Award for their long and distinguished careers with the Marshfield Police Department.
Members of the community are invited to come and share with the MPPA in honoring Beell as well as a reception 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 Marshfield Professional Police Association is a benevolent organization made up of members of the Marshfield Police Department.