The Sheboygan Police Department Honor Guard has the mission of honoring those law enforcement officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their respective communities.
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 police officers from various ranks. The following officers are members of the Sheboygan Police Department Honor Guard Unit:
Lt. Kurt Zempel
Sgt. Joel Kuszynski
Sgt. Christopher Stephen
Officer Matthew Heimerl
Officer Michael Wynveen
Officer Dustin Fickett
Officer Israel Deutsch
Officer Jon Smith
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 here.
Officer Charles Freiherr was killed by a train car in 1895.
End of Watch: September 6, 1895.
The circumstances of Officer Freiherr’s death were recently reviewed and determined to be a line of duty death. His name was added to the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial in 2018, and was added to the National Memorial in Washington D.C. in May 2019.
In 2018, the Sheboygan Press highlighted the research and memorials.