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Wisconsin State Patrol commemorated 75 years in 2014 and the WSPAA provided assistance and support:

These anniversary projects were designed to honor the legacy of the State Patrol and recognize its exceptional contribution to traffic and public safety since its inception. As Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald says, "The State Patrol and its responsibilities have changed greatly over our 75-year history. However, our commitment to the highest standards of our profession has never wavered. We all can be justifiably proud of our service and our contributions to the State Patrol's lasting legacy of saving lives and reducing injuries since 1939."

Organizational Chart

A statewide steering committee coordinated 75th Anniversary events: 

Sgt. Scott Lindemann (retired) was the WSPAA representative on the working committee.

Anniversary Video

A special video to honor the current and former members of the State Patrol was created.

Anniversary Banquet

The commemorative 75th Anniversary Banquet for the Wisconsin State Patrol was held Friday evening, August 15, 2014 at the Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells.

  • Registration and Social Hour - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner and Formal Presentations - 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Banquet tickets ($40/ea) were available for purchase online at www.wspbanquet.com.

A number of rooms at a special summer rate were available for attendees. 

DSP Employees and Retirees received a special Commemorative Banquet Folio in honor of the special event/occasion.

For more information, visit: www.wspbanquet.com or contact Trooper Ryan Zukowski of the Wisconsin Troopers Association (WTA) toll free at 1-866-678-4335.

Commemorative Book

A committee edited the anniversary book, which is filled with historical information, personal stories and photos. More than 500 copies of the book were purchased.

Commemorative Badges

As part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary and in cooperation with the Wisconsin Troopers Association, Supt. Fitzgerald has authorized the wearing of an approved commemorative badge throughout calendar year 2014. 

The badges capture the look of the original badges worn by our predecessors in the 1930s and 1940s.  Wear a piece of agency history as we celebrate three quarters of a century of outstanding public service.

Commemorative License Plate & Cruiser Decals

Anniversary license plates were mounted on marked State Patrol vehicles. Anniversary decals also were applied to the vehicles.
75th Anniversary License Plate

Challenge Coins

The WTA offered special edition challenge coins for the anniversary. The coins are available for purchase online at the Trooper Store on the WTA website: www.wisconsintrooper.org

Anniversary Website

A new 75th anniversary website features information and photos from the early days of the State Patrol to the present and also includes an archive of newsletters and other historical publications. News and updates about anniversary events and programs will be published throughout the year on the website. Visit: www.dot.wi.gov/statepatrol/anniversary

Wisconsin Traffic Safety Reporter Issue on the Anniversary

The latest edition of the Wisconsin Traffic Safety Reporter is devoted to the 75-year history of the State Patrol. The issue is available on the anniversary website's News and Updates page.

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