Somerset responders receive recognition from state representatives
The efforts of two Somerset first responders and one police officer has not gone unnoticed. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf was at the Town of Somerset board meeting on April 4 to present first responders Chris Brunell, Sr., Chris Brunell, Jr. and police officer Josh Hecht with thank you awards for them risking their lives to save a woman who was caught in the St. Croix River High Bridge, 182-feet above the frozen water, on Feb. 15.
The Brunells and Hecht received a thank you letter from Sen. Herb Kohl, a certificate of commendation from Gov. Scott Walker and a citation by the Legislature, on the motion of Harsdorf and State Rep. Erik Severson, thanking them for their efforts. In addition to the state recognition, the Brunells and Hecht each received a Life Saving Award from their respective departments. Pictured are Harsdorf, Somerset Fire/Rescue Chief Travis Belisle, first responders Chris Brunell, Sr. and Chris Brunell, Jr. and Somerset Police Officer Josh Hecht. The responders are holding the citation by the Legislature signed by Speaker of the Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald, President of the Senate Michael Ellis and Assistant Chief Clerk of the Senate Jeffrey Renk.