Our Honor Guard Unit also represents the Sheboygan Police Department at various public and private events:
Funerals for active and retired officers of the Sheboygan Police Department
Community parades and celebrations
Presentation and postings of the Nation’s colors at public and private ceremonies and meetings.
The Honor Guard Unit is comprised of eleven police officers from various ranks. The following officers are members of the Sheboygan Police Department Honor Guard Unit:
Lt. Kurt Zempel
Sgt. Ryan Schmitt
Sgt. Joel Kuszynski
Sgt. Christopher Stephen
Officer Matthew Heimerl
Officer Michael Wynveen
Officer Dustin Fickett
Officer Israel Deutsch
Officer Jon Smith
The Commander of the Honor Guard is Sgt. Ryan Schmitt. He can be contacted at (920) 459-3333 ext. 5109.
The Sheboygan Police Department has lost two officers in the line of duty.
Officer Theodore Husting, was murdered while investigating a burglary in progress.
End of Watch: May 27, 1937.
To visit Patrol Officer Husting’s Memorial, click on the link below.
Officer Charles Freiherr was killed by a train car in 1895.
End of Watch: September 6, 1895.
The circumstances of his death were recently reviewed and determined to be a line of duty death. Officer Freiherr’s name was added to the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial in 2018. His name will be added to the National Memorial in Washington D.C. in May of 2019.
For information on the research and addition to both memorials: