Sen. Wayne Schmidt named
Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Legislator of the Year
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt was honored as 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police on Tuesday.
“I am truly honored to receive the Legislator of the Year award from the Fraternal Order of Police,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “To be recognized by such a respected group of public safety officials is a testament to the hard work of my staff and my colleagues to approve legislation that helps protect the men and women in blue who serve to protect us each day.”
Schmidt was recognized for his leadership on legislation recently signed into law that guarantees health care benefits for the surviving spouses and children of law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty.
“The Michigan Fraternal Order of Police is proud to award Senator Schmidt as our 2016 Legislator of the Year,” said Michigan Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Adams. “We appreciate the senator’s steadfast support of law enforcement throughout his tenure in the Legislature, and look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with him in the future.”
Schmidt and Adams were joined by Fraternal Order of Police members, , for the presentation.
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Left to right: Ken Willis, State Treasurer
Mike Sauger, State Vice President
Joe Adams, State President
Dave Hiller, Executive Director
Dave Willis, Director Labor Services