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Call to Duty

Call to Duty Memorial Memorializing the ultimate sacrafice.

The statue portrays an officer, in uniform, down on one knee. The officer's head is bowed, with his left hand to his forehead, in thoughtful meditation. The officer's hat is under his right arm. It is a reminder of what it means to be a law enforcement officer. It also highlights the total obligation that all law enforcement officers have in their service to the community.

Bricks are available for purchase.

The statue sits in a circular field of paving bricks, bearing messages of the memorial's supporters. The bricks are surrounded by a garden area that contains walkways to the memorial from the north, east and west and ringing the garden is a circular walk and a low wall. The wall was built at bench height to allow visitors a place to rest while they remember those who have gone before them.

Call to DutyEach part of the memorial holds special significance. The base has eight sides to signify the eight-hour shift that every deputy works.The words "Call to Duty" are engraved on the front of the base. The base memorializes 13 deputy sheriffs who made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee County. The circular format of the memorial signifies the always continuing service of the department to the community.

Call to Duty MemorialThe paving bricks are a means for the living to express their thoughts or to memorialize a loved one. The gardens, in their growing, living and dying throughout the seasons, represent the ebb and flow of officers within the department throughout its history. The large trees on the perimeter symbolize the desire of the department's members to be strong and unyielding assets to the community.

The statue was created by Thomas Queoff, a Milwaukee artist with a deputy sheriff as the model for the statute. The building and memorial were completed on September 14, 2002.

Roll Call of Honor

Remembering the Fallen

  • Sergio Aleman
  • Earl R. Haslam 
  • John V. Trandel
  • Sung Hui Bang
  • Frank Heup
  • William Wank
  • Alvin H. Beckemeier
  • George J. Pazik
  • John V. Trandel
  • David M. Demos
  • Lloyd Rhodes
  • Howard F. Grundman
  • Wallace N. Schilling

Deputy S. AlemanDeputy Sergio Aleman

Age: 49 Years of Service: 18

End of Watch: July 31, 2012

Cause: Automobile Accident

Deputy Sheriff  Sergio Aleman was killed in an automobile crash while on routine patrol. Deputy Aleman was on I-43 when he attempted to avoid a tow truck that had come to a sudden stop in the roadway.

Deputy Aleman's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC~ Panel 49-E:28.

Deputy S. BangDeputy Sung Hui Bang

Age: 31 Years of Service: 3

End of Watch: August 17, 2000

Cause: Helicopter Accident

Deputy Sung Hui Bang was killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County Wisconsin while assisting in the search for a suspect. Deputy Bang and his partner were instrumental in the apprehension of the suspect who was wanted in the murder of his girlfriend, an off-duty Chicago Police officer.

Deputy Bang's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC~ Panel 58-W:22.

Deputy R. ZylkaDeputy Ralph Zylka

Age: 48 Years of Service: 24

End of Watch: August 17, 2000

Cause: Helicopter Accident

Deputy Ralph Zylka was killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County Wisconsin while assisting in the search for a suspect. Deputy Zylka and his partner were instrumental in the apprehension of the suspect who was wanted in the murder of his girlfriend, an off-duty Chicago Police officer.

Deputy Zylka's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC~ Panel 40-W:22.

Deputy D. DemosDeputy Sheriff David M. Demos

Age: 45 Years of Service: 15

End of Watch: January 25, 1997

Cause: Struck by Vehicle While on Foot

Deputy  David M. Demos was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist on the side of I-94. The driver fled the scene. The man was convicted of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

Deputy Demos's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC~ Panel 44-E:20.

Deputy J. TrandelDeputy John V.Trandel

Age: 46 Years of Service: 18

End of Watch: May 1,1981

Cause: Heart Attack

Deputy  John V. Trandel suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a juvenile suspect at the Children's Court Center. Deputy Trandel attempted to escort a juvenile from court to the detention center. The juvenile refused to be escorted and a struggle ensued. Deputy Trandel was struck in the chest and face. Deputy Trandel collapsed at the scene suffering a fatal heart attack.

Deputy Trandel's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 46-E: 20.

Deputy W. SchillingDeputy Wallace N. Schilling

Age: 38 Years of Service: 8

End of Watch: October 8, 1975

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Wallace N. Schilling was fatally shot in the chest when the gun of a fellow officer accidentally discharged during a struggle that ensued as they attempted to arrest the driver of a stolen vehicle.

Deputy Schilling's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 4-W: 4.

Deputy L. RhodesDeputy Sheriff Lloyd Rhodes

Age: Unknown Years of Service:  Unknown

End of Watch: November 17, 1951

Cause: Automobile Crash

Deputy Lloyd Rhodes was fatally wounded when a truck struck his squad while he called in a report of a serious accident.

Deputy Rhodes' name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 2-W: 12.

Deputy A. BeckemeierDeputy Sheriff Alvin H. Beckemeier

Age: Unknown Years of Service: Unknown

Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Alvin H. Beckemeier died while responding to an emergency call when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.

Deputy Beckemeier's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 4-W: 20.

Deputy H. GrundmanDeputy Sheriff Howard F. Grundman

Age: 31 Years of Service: 4

End of Watch: January 30, 1934

Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy  Howard F. Grundman was on his way to serve a summons when his motorcycle left the road. It is not known whether his motorcycle was struck, if he swerved or if there was a malfunction. He suffered a fractured skull and left femur and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Deputy Grundman's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 18-E: 22.

Deputy E. HaslamDeputy Sheriff Earl R. Haslam

Age: 31 Years of Service: 15

End of Watch: January 4, 1929

Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy  Earl R. Haslam was involved in a motorcycle crash while returning to headquarters after serving civil papers. Deputy Haslam lost control of his patrol motorcycle and crashed into another vehicle. Deputy Haslam was transported to the hospital with a fractured skull and broken leg and died of his injuries six days later.

Deputy Haslam's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 14-E: 29.

Deputy G. PazikDeputy Sheriff George J. Pazik

Age: 34 Years of Service: Unknown

End of Watch: May 30, 1917

Cause: Motorcycle Accident

Deputy  George J. Pazik was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car veered into his path which caused him to strike a streetcar. Deputy Pazik was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle at the time of the crash. Deputy Pazik died at the scene.

Deputy Pazik's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 44-E: 28.

Deputy F. HeupDeputy Sheriff Frank Heup

Age: 39  Years of Service: 11 months

End of Watch: November 1, 1915

Cause: Motorcycle Accident

Deputy Frank Heup was killed when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a horse-drawn buggy as he attempted to apprehend a speeding motorist. Deputy Heup was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained a fractured skull.

Deputy Heup's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 54-E: 28.

Deputy W. WankDeputy Sheriff  William Wank

Age: 44 Years of Service: 1

End of Watch: August 17, 1915

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy William Wank was shot and killed as he and several deputies searched for two men who shot and badly beat a railroad detective in New Butler. The two suspects escaped on a train bound for Fond du Lac. The deputies took up positions along a section of track where the train was ordered to stop. As the beam of the headlight fell on the deputies, a switchman standing on the first car opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Wank and seriously wounding another deputy. He said he thought the deputies were the two suspects. The switchman was arrested and charged with Deputy Wank's murder.

Deputy Wank's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 63-W: 28.

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