Wisconsin Assembly honors local police officer for work on mental health, suicide prevention

Wisconsin Assembly honors local police officer for work on mental health, suicide prevention

The Wisconsin state Assembly honored a local police officer as a “Hometown Hero” Thursday for her work on issues surrounding mental illness, suicide prevention and gun violence.

Jean Papalia, a McFarland-born Madison police officer, said in an interview with News 3 that the fact that her work positively affects local communities makes the accolades all the more meaningful to her.

The Assembly’s Hometown Heroes program honors individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve lives in their communities.

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