Two of our LETR’s finest honored by state lawmakers

November 8, 2019 Blog, Press

On October 10, Rep. Scott Allen recognized Waukesha Police Specialist Nichelle (Niki) Nelson as the recipient of the 97th Assembly District’s First Responder of the Year Award. Specialist Nelson is the state director for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

“It is a great honor to recognize Niki Nelson as the First Responder of the Year,” Rep. Allen stated in the press release announcing the Specialist Nelson as the recipient. “Her dedication and leadership as a police specialist is unrivaled. With Niki’s involvement in Special Olympics and other community outreach projects, she continues to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. Niki makes Waukesha a better place to be on a daily basis.”

Read the full press release HERE.


On November 7, Speaker Robin Vos presented the Hometown Hero award to Burlington Police Officer Bryan Wangnoss.  The Assembly’s highest civilian honor was given to the officer for his dedication to his community as a police officer and his contributions to the Special Olympics.

“Officer Wangnoss is a great example that one person can make a big difference in the world,” Speaker Vos said in the press release announcing Officer Wangnoss’ award. “Officer Wangnoss should be commended for his work in raising awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.”

Read the full press release HERE.


Congratulations to Specialist Nelson and Officer Wangnoss for these well-deserved honors! Thank you for everything you do for our athletes and our organization.


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