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Weiland and three other officers added to Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial


Four Wisconsin officers who died in the line of duty were honored at the 28th annual Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony Friday. Their names were added to the memorial outside the state capitol building.

Those honored this year where two officers who died in 2017 and two others who passed decades ago.

-- Detective Jason Weiland, 40, Everest Metropolitan Police Department, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance and multiple shootings on March 22, 2017. Detective Weiland was an 18-year veteran of law enforcement and had served with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years.

--- Trooper Anthony Borostowski, 34, Wisconsin State Patrol, was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on patrol in the early morning on April 11, 2017. Trooper Borostowski was a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and had served with the Wisconsin State Patrol for three years.

----Lieutenant Albert Grosskopf, Milwaukee Police Department, died following a response to an apartment fire in a four-story building on February 13, 1943.

----Officer Charles Freiherr, Sheboygan Police Department, was struck and killed by a switch engine as he was checking the rail yard for trespassers on September 6, 1895.

Hundreds from the law enforcement community attended the ceremony along with family and friends of those who sacrificed their lives for their community.

"We respect the vocation they accepted and we think about what might have been,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “We honor the selfless service as their memory lives on not just during this ceremony, but every time an officer begins a watch that keeps us and our families safe."

Governor Walker presented wreaths to families of those who lost their lives on the front lines.

"Let us not only remember these four fallen heroes, let us more importantly remember the impact they've had on family, friends, on colleagues and people they didn't even know,” said Walker. “And will continue to have an impact on."

The monument on the state capitol grounds now lists the names of 277 fallen Wisconsin law enforcement officers.

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