The Brookfield Police Department received a special Outstanding Public Safety Award for 2015 from American Legion Post 449 on Nov. 12. Awarded in recognition of their outstanding professionalism, the department humbly accepted the award presented by Legion representatives in appreciation of their dedicated service to keeping Brookfield a safe community.
The plaque and letter of appreciation was presented to Chief Daniel K. Tushaus of the Brookfield Police Department at the roll call on Nov. 12 by Ron Anderson, commander of Legion Post 449.
“We are honored and humbled to receive recognition from such a venerable organization such as the American Legion and Post 449,” said Chief Tushaus. “We are dependent upon support from organizations such as the American Legion and our citizens to achieve success in preventing, reducing, investigating and solving crime and to maintain a safe and secure community. On behalf of all the members of our Police Department, thank you.”
The officers were honored not only for their overall performance and professionalism as police officers in the community, they were also honored for keeping Brookfield a safe city to live in and for promoting a positive relationship between law enforcement and our community.
“The Brookfield Police Department is truly deserving of this award,” Anderson said. “The stress of daily enforcement has been made more difficult by social changes and still these men and women continue to focus on their mission to serve their community. They are worthy of the respect of all veterans who understand their dedication. We commend them for this daily effort to serve!”
With a current membership of 2.2-million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through 14,000 posts across the nation.