The Negaunee Police Department has been home to many fine officers since its inception over 100 years ago.  Here we give tribute to those officers and staff members who have retired or moved on from our department.  We thank them for their years of service to our community.

BECAUSE SOME RECORDS HAVE DETERIORATED AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN LOST OVER TIME, WE MAY HAVE INADVERTANTLY LEFT OFF SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF OUR DEPARTMENT.  IF YOU ARE AWARE OF SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED HERE, OR IF YOU HAVE MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE, LET US KNOW.  CALL US AT (906)475-4154 OR SEND AN EMAIL

 

Retirees & Former Staff Since the Turn of the Century

Sgt Dennis Gruner

Retired 2000

Officer Theodore Raymond

Left 2002

D/Sgt Norman Foster

Retired 2002

Officer Joseph Brogan

Left 2003

Chief Paul Waters

Retired 2004

Sgt Steven Taylor

Left 2004

Officer Michael Van Straten

Retired 2007

Officer Christopher Aldrich

Left 2008

Officer Gregory Wright

Retired 2011

Officer John Rink

Left 2010

 

Officer Brian Kurin

Left 2012

 

Officer Benjamin Takala

Left 2013

   
Retired & Former Staff Prior to 2000
NAME YEARS OF SERVICE (If Known)
Agnoli, Bert - Chief 1927-?
Alcorn, Walter - Officer 1978-1981
Anderson, Michael - Officer 1978-1979
Andrews, Roy - Officer 1970's
Berg, Scott - Officer 1991-1994
Bessolo, First Name Unk - Officer 1950's
Bing, Strom - Officer 1910's
Brown, Peter - Special Police Late 1800's
Butler, Randy - Officer 1979-1981
Burns, William - Officer 1977
Carlson, Jesse - Officer 1983-1987
Carlson, Ralph - Chief 1956-1973
Carr, Ronald - Corporal 1976-1978
Cech, Michael - Officer 1995-1996
Chinnery, John - Officer 1977-1979
Choquette, Fick - Officer 1910's
Collins, Ronald - Officer 1970's
Cook, Gary - Corporal 1979-1994
Cornock, Jeffrey - Officer 1993-1994
Crisp, Robert - Captain 1930's & 1940's
Crowley, Charles - Chief Late 1800's
Driscoll, Patrick - Special Police Late 1800's
Donovan, Jeremiah - Special Police Late 1800's
Ernst, Paul - Officer 1977-1978
Ford, Samuel - Chief 1930's & 1940's
Francisco, Nicholas - Officer 1950's
Giorgianni, Anthony - Officer 1960's & 1970's
Grimes, Edward - Officer 1976
Hafeman, James - Officer 1981-1993
Henry, Dennis - Officer

1970-1977

Heslip, Douglas - Officer 1996-1998
Hlinak, John - Officer 1980's
Jandron, Robert - Officer 1960's
Johnson, Robert - Chief 1941-1978
Kelly, Michael -Officer 1910's
Kemppa, Charles - Officer 1970's
Kent, David - Officer 1977-1983
Kezerle, Emil - Officer 1985-1986
Koski, Charley - Officer Late 1910's (Began 1916)
Lahti, Andrew - Officer 1920's
Larson, Jack - Officer 1910's
Laux, John - Officer 1991-1992
Lobb, Granville - Constable Late 1800's
Lobb, Michael - Constable Late 1800's
Lovelace, Michael - Officer 1976-1977
Luokkala, Vickie - Clerk  
Lyons, John - Officer 1969-1976
Maki, Vic - Officer 1910's
Marttila, Robert - Officer 1976-1988
Mattfield, Rick - Clerk  
Mattonen, Kenneth - Dog Catcher  
Miller, Jack - Corporal 1930's & 1940's
Mitchell, Archie - Sergeant 1942-1954
Mitchell, Robert - Officer 1960's
Montgomery, John - Meters/Dogs 1970's
Muffat, Thomas - Officer 1910's
Nease, H. Jerry - Officer 1957-1965
Newcombe, William - Chief 1910's
O'Leary, Michael - Constable Late 1800's
Parkkonen, Armi - Officer 1940's
Parkkonen, Wayne - Chief Retired 1981 
Paulson, Steve - Meters/Clerk Mid 1980's
Peck, Hiram - Constable 1800's
Pelletier, Joseph - Officer 1966-1968, 1974-1976
Penberthy, First Name Unk - Officer 1950's
Pernaski, Robert - Officer 1987
Pickering, Keith - Officer 1976-1978
Peters, Robert - Officer 1987-1991
Peterson, Edward - Officer 1960's
Posio, Vernon - Officer 1971-1977
Poupore, Donald - Officer 1977
Pynnonen, Arne - Chief 1930's to 1950's
Poutanen, Charlotte - Clerk Retired 1998
Rice, David - Officer Mid to Late 1980's
Robare, Donald - Chief 1970's
Roberts, Kenneth - Chief 1960's
Rogers, Russell - Sergeant 1930's & 1940's
Roti, Michael - Officer 1977
Sarvello, Scott - Officer 1991-1993
Seemo, Oscar - Officer 1910's
Shann, Darryl - Officer 1988-1991
Shegan, Michael - Officer 1993-1996
Smith, George - Special Police

1800's

Taseris, Nicholas - Officer 1960's
Treloar, William - Chief

1964-1989

Tresedder, Gary - Dog Catcher 1986-1987 
Towers, Kevin - Officer 1980-1991
Trudell, Louis - Officer 1970's-1981
Van Drese, Dale - Officer 1987-1989
Van Horn, Jerry - Officer 1970's
Vizena, Fred - Officer 1940's
Vizena, Robert - Officer 1970's
Walczak, Raymond - Officer 1974-1975
Yelland, Richard - Officer 1910's
Young, Kenneth - Officer 1970's
   
   

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Officer Russell Rogers

RUSSELL ROGERS

Sergeant

Years of Service: 1930's & 1940's

 


 

HOWARD G."JERRY" NEASE

Patrol Officer

Howard G. Nease - Obituary

1957: Joined the Department

1965: Left the Department

 


 

Former Officer Andrew O. Lahti

OFFICER LAHTI AND A CITIZEN OUTSIDE CITY HALL

ANDREW O. LAHTI

Officer

Full Size Portrait

Years of Service: 1920's & 1930's

 


 

Former Officer Archie Mitchell

ARCHIE J. MITCHELL

Sergeant

Archie J. Mitchell - Obituary

1942: Joined the Department

1954: Left the Department

 


 

Retired Chief Ralph R. Carlson

MAY 1970 PORTRAIT

RALPH R. CARLSON

Chief of Police

Ralph R. Carlson - Obituary

1956: Joined the Department

1963: Promotion to Chief of Police

1973: Retired

 


 

Robert E. Johnson, Retired Chief of Police

ROBERT E. JOHNSON

Chief of Police

Robert E. Johnson - Obituary

1941: Joined the Department

1978: Retired

 


 

PAUL ERNST

Patrol Officer

1977: Joined the Department

1978: Left the Department to join

1978: Kenosha PD in Wisconsin

 


 

WILLIAM TRELOAR

Chief of Police

Article

1964: Joined the Department

1981: Promotion to Chief of Police

1989: Retired

 


 

Former Officer James Hafeman

JAMES H. HAFEMAN

Patrol Officer

1981: Joined the Department

1989: Officer of the Year

1993: Left the Department to

1993: continue his education

 


 

Retired Sergeant Dennis W. Gruner

DENNIS W. GRUNER

Sergeant

Dennis W. Gruner - Obituary

1978: Joined the Department

1988: Promotion to Sergeant

2000: Retired

 


 

Retired D/Sergeant Norman Foster

NORMAN E. FOSTER

Detective/Sergeant

1978: Joined the Department

1990: Promotion to D/Sergeant

2002: Retired

 


 

Former Officer Theodore Raymond

THEODORE L. RAYMOND

Patrol/School Liaison Officer

1992: Joined the Department

2002: Left the Department

 


 

Former Officer Joseph R. Brogan

JOSEPH R. BROGAN

Patrol Officer

2002: Joined the Department

2003: Left the Department

 


 

Retired Chief Paul R. Waters

PAUL R. WATERS

Chief of Police

1978: Joined the Department

1985: Promotion to D/Sergeant

1989: Promotion to Chief of Police

2004: Retired

 


 

Former Officer Steven L. Taylor

STEVEN L. TAYLOR

Sergeant

1998: Joined the Department

2000: Promotion to Sergeant

2004: Left the Department to join

2004: Searcy PD in Arkansas

 


 

Retired Officer Michael R. Van Straten

MICHAEL R. VAN STRATEN

Patrol Officer

1977: Joined the Department

2007: Retired

 


 

Former Officer Christopher W. Aldrich

CHRISTOPHER W. ALDRICH

Patrol Officer

2003: Joined the Department

2008: Left the Department to join

2008: Marquette PD

 


 

Former Officer John P. Rink

JOHN P. RINK

Patrol Officer

2008: Joined the Department

2010: Left the Department to join

2010: Marquette PD

 


 

Retired Officer Gregory D. Wright

GREGORY D. WRIGHT

Patrol Officer

1994: Joined the Department

2011: Retired

 


 

Former Officer Brian M. Kurin

BRIAN M. KURIN

Patrol Officer

2008: Joined the Department

2012: Left the Department to join

2012: Marquette County Sheriff's

2012: Office

 


 

Former Officer Brian M. Kurin

BENJAMIN D. TAKALA

Patrol Officer

2012: Joined the Department

2013: Left the Department to join

2012: Marquette PD