9/29/17 – A Beaver Dam man is one of five state troopers receiving Lifesaving Awards for their heroism and exemplary service. Governor Scott Walker presented the honors at a State Capitol ceremony. Troopers Mitch Butterbrodt of Beaver Dam and James Kitowski of Wisconsin Rapids were recognized for keeping a high-speed chase suspect alive after he slit his throat in an attempted suicide in February. Officer Jamie Kahkola of Green Bay was given a lifesaving award for reviving a man who jumped from the Wisconsin River Bridge north of Friendship in April. Kahkola also received a meritorious service award for helping save a woman who jumped from the Leo Frigo Bridge earlier in April off Interstate 43 in Green Bay. Also, troopers Keegan Williams and Carl Rowan helped revive two women last December and in July.
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