Police honored for outstanding service

Saukville department awards officers for work in emergencies, investigations
By 
CONNOR CARYNSKI
Ozaukee Press Staff

Saukville police officers have received a number of awards this year for outstanding service and lifesaving actions.

Police Chief Robert Meyer presented the kudos during a July 15 Public Safety Committee meeting.

As of July 12, he said, the department issued seven lifesaver awards and five gold star awards.

Of the seven lifesaver awards, which are presented to officers responsible for saving lives while responding to a scene, six were for actions during overdose-related incidents and one was for applying a tourniquet to minimize bleeding.

Sgt. Robert Ramthun and officer Chris Janich each received two of the awards, and officers Eric Ramthun, Brad Grams and Tanner Woepse received one apiece.

Gold star awards are given to officers who demonstrate outstanding performance in their duties. Officers involved in two major cases received those honors.

The first case involved a missing 15-year-old girl for whom an Amber alert was issued.

Meyer said officers on the case worked diligently with many other departments and agencies to locate the girl, who was found with a 19-year-old man in a suspected human trafficking situation.

Eric Ramthun and officers Brandin Depies and Amani Anjum received awards for their work on the case.

The second case involved investigations into a man who had taken pictures of people in a restroom.

Meyer said what was first thought to be a domestic incident was found to have occurred multiple times as officers investigated.

“This had been going on for years and in multiple states,” he said.

The Department of Criminal Investigations became involved in the case and reported that the crimes had gone undetected for years before the Saukville investigation.

 “Kudos to those officers for that,” Meyer said.

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