Check out these fantastic photos of the brave men and women who were recognized at this year’s First-ever First Responders Luncheon, held Monday by the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce.
Images were captured by Maris Ehlers Photography of Hanover.
Award Recipients for this year’s event were:
City of Albertville: Josh Eull, Captain, Albertville Fire Department
City of Corcoran: Dan Drake, Officer, Corcoran Police Department; Kevin Wagman, Officer, Corcoran Police Department
City of Dayton: Erik Anderly, Officer, Dayton Police Department
City of Hamel: Ryan Gregor, Lieutenant, Hamel Volunteer Fire Department
City of Hanover: Brian Gronsberg, Firefighter/EMT, Hanover Fire Department
City of Loretto: Terry Ryan, Captain 1, Loretto Fire Department
City of Medina: Kevin Boecker, Officer, Medina Police Department
City of Otsego: Melissa Meemken, Deputy, Wright County Sheriff’s Office
City of Rogers: Jeffrey Beahen, Chief of Police, Rogers Police Department; Roger Sabot, Firefighter/EMT, Rogers Fire Department; Stephen Sarazin, Sergeant, Rogers Police Department
City of St. Michael: Eric Kunkel, Sergeant, Wright County Sheriff’s Office
Half of the event’s net proceeds will benefit two charitable organizations, the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association and the Minnesota Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Association. The event is held in partnership with Memorial Blood Centers and the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, scheduled for late summer.