PO HEIMSNESS

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Employee(s) Involved: PO Nate Lujan, PO Steve Heimsness
Date(s): 06/18/12 Time: 02:09 AM Case # (if applicable): 2012-167448
Synopsis:
On June 18th, PO's Lujan and Heimsness responded to a battery complaint in the 400 block of W,
Gilman st. During the course of the investigation, the officers located an individual matching the
description of the suspect. The suspect was very uncooperative from the initial stages of their contact
and began to physically resist the officers' attempt to take him into custody. The suspect fought with
PO's Lujan and Heimsness, despite already having been decentralized. Based on the reports
completed by both officers, they were forced to administer OC spray to the suspect and eventually
gained control after· delivering active countermeasures, After a lengthy struggle, the suspect was
taken into custody,
PO's Lujan and Heimsness should be commended for their actions. They relied on their instincts,
training and experience to overcome a combative suspect and never gave up! Great job!
Completed by: Sgt Brian Chaney, IBM: 3330
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Pihlaja, Inv. McEvoy, Mueller, Sgt. Fuhremann, Fiore, Krahn, Lt. Strand
Date(s): 05119112 Time: 01:05 Case # (if applicable): 2012-134533
Synopsis:
The above officers did an outstanding job investigating an attempted homicide which took place in
the 600 blk of University Avenue. This chaotic scene involved multiple people shot and hundreds of
people in the area of the crime. Officers were immediately on scene and others responded to this
incident where 3-4 people were shot with multiple shooters.
During this incident officers were involved in multiple facets of this investigation and quickly
responded to this changing situation. This involved victim contact, locating evidence, scene security,
traffic direction, interviewing witnesses, evidence collection, safety ofthe general public, scene
management and officer safety. All areas and activities completed by officers added important value
to the safe and successful investigation of incident.
All these officers demonstrated outstanding teamwork during this investigation. Great work by all!
Completed by: Sgt Paul Jacobsen, IBM: 3688
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Madison Police Department
CORRESPONDENCE/MEMORANDUM
DATE: September 8, 2012
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Police Officer Stephen Heimsness
FROM: Chief Noble Wray
SUBJECT:
Employment Anniversary
It is my pleasure to extend sincere congratulations on the occasion of your fifteenth
anniversary of service to the Madison Police Department.
You have been an important contributor to the growth and development of this
Department since you were hired on September 8, 1997.
On behalf of the City, please accept my gratitude for your dedication and
professionalism and once again, congratulations!
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Chief of Police
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Employee(s) Involved: PO Steve Heimsness #2792 ,., ~ O
Date(s): 01101111 Time: 01:00am t?t()
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As PO Heimsness was on routine patrol in 800 block Williamson St, a pedestrian slapped his "I JI'
squad car as he passed by. PO Heimsness stopped to contact this subject, whereupon the subject Cl
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got into PO Heimsness' rear seat and would not exit, despite repeated requests. The subject
physically resisted PO Heimsness' efforts to pull him out. PO Heimsness deployed a short burst
of OC at the subject's face, but he still resisted efforts to get him out of squad. PO Heimsness
was eventually able to pull the subject out and place him in custody.
Upon reviewing the incident reports, ADA Chris Freeman noted in his feedback on the intake
form, "I am very troubled by the actions of the defendant in this case, getting into a squad car is
actually rather bizarre and dangerous. I think the actions of Ofc Heimsness showed a high
degree of professionalism, caution and restraint. This could easily have gotten much worse if
Ofc Heimsness didn't do such an amazing job. Please extend my highest praise to Ofc
Heimsness for the conduct on that night, this could have been a tragic incident very easily."
I would ask that this be placed into PO Heimsness' personnel file as another example of excellent
work.
Completed by: Sgt. Karen Krahn IDM:2629
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
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D Goal Setting D Training **
D Incidentsiinvestigations D Volunteer Work *
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Employee(s) Involved: Sgt Lauri Schwartz, PO Scott Favour, PO Steve g
Heimsness, PO Dan Hamilton, Sgt Fiore, PO Brian Chaney, PO Mike
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Date(s): Nov 16 and 18,2009
Synopsis:
On the above dates Central District 3,d detail staff participated in an intensive training exercise
coordinated by Sgt Galen Wiering and PO Kimba Tieu. This training was only possible with the
assistance of the above team of staff.
Steve Heimsness, Scott Favour and Dan Hamilton were the actors for the scenarios. They
willingly volunteered for this, and had to spend numerous hours working these scenarios (getting
repeatedly shot with sim guns). Besides their acting, they also provided invaluable feedback
during the debriefings. A note of thanks should also go to Mike Barcheski, Steve's recruit. He
was responsible for scene security and had a very positive attitude about this.
Other people deserve thanks as well. Sgt. Schwartz was very helpful in providing feedback about
the scenarios and made equipment available. Also, Sgt. Fiore and Brian Chaney flexed their
hours on 11-18-09 to help cover calls for service. This was tremendous training and it couldn't
have happened without a lot of support.
Completed by; Mary A Schauf, Captain of Police
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Madison Police Department
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Employee(s) Involved: Police Officer Stephen Heimsness
Date(s): February 2009 Time: Case # (if applicable): 20 -
Synopsis:
I would like to recognize PO Steve Heimsness for his contricution to the Madison Police Field
Training and Evaluation Program. Steve worked with an officer, who had an extension in one of
her training phases, and he did a great job in training and teaching, so that she was performing at
a level which allowed her to advance to solo patrol.
PO Heimsness readily accepted the request for help in this task. He employed several different
methods of teaching and training, so that the PPO was able to learn and advance in her skills. He
provided excellent documentation, and provided helpful and useful suggestions for her.
PO Heimsness showed patience, skill and dedication to his role as an FTO. He does a great job
of puting new officers at ease, as well as teaching them valuable skills. He does so, while
ensuring that he fulfills his responsibilities as a patrol officer. He is an asset to the program.
I would like to compliment on ajob well done.
Completed by: Lt. Jane Stoklasa IBM: 0837
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D Goal Setting D Training **
D Incidents/Investigations D Volunteer Work *
~ Performance Recognition • D Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
D Problem Solving D Other
D Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chief's Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
D Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: PO Stephen Heimsness #2792
Date(s): 05117110 Time: 1l:31pm Case # (if applicable): 2010-133129
Synopsis:
PO Heimsness took,a report offound property where a clutch purse was located in a parking lot.:
PO Heimsness searched the contents of the purse for any owner information, and was able to
find her email address and work phone number. PO Heimsness left a message for the owner
through both of these avenues, with detailed instructions for her on how she could recover her
purse from the Madison Police Property Room.
PO Heimsness received a very appreciative email response from the owner the next day. She
stated, "Stephen, thank you so much! !! I lost hope that I will ever find the clutch!!! This is great
news!! Thank you again!!! You saved my life!!! God bless you! Have a great day and thank
you."
The owner also asked PO Heimsness several follow up questions and he responded the next day
via email with answers and again the procedure for retrieving her property from storage.
The owner was able to retrieve her purse and again emailed PO Heimsness to thank him, stating,
"EVerything was in there. I can't thank you enough! Thank you again! !"
Please have this compliment for service placed in PO Heimsness' personnel file.
Completed by: Sgt. Karen Krahn 1BM:2629
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Heimsness, Stephen
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Dianu Andreea
Saturday, May
Heimsness, Stephen
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I made it to downtown and got my wallet. Everything was in there. I can't thank you enough! I am in charge of
the Jewelry Store at East Towne Mall JCPenney. If you ever come in our jewelry store and need to purchase
anything please ask for me and I will take care of you the best I can! Thank you again!!
Have a great weekend!!
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To: Dianu Andreea
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2010 5:27:
Subject: RE: from Madison Police:your purse found
Andreea,
Your ID and cards were there, along with I think 3 $1 bills. I did package the clutch up with the ID visible so they could
see it was you in person when comparing the photo. Make sure you have the case number because that is how they will
be able to retrieve it from storage for you. The case number is 10-133129.
The property room opens at 7am and they will hold it for you until you pick it up. I put a note on it with your work
number at JC Penney and asked the clerks to try you there during the day as well.
I'm glad to help,
PO Steve Heimsness #2792
From: Dianu Andreea
Sent: Tuesday, May
To: Heimsness, Stephen
Subject: Re: from Madison Police:your purse found
Hello!!!
Stephen, thank you so much!!!! I lost hope that I will ever find the clutch! ! ! !! This is great news! !
Unfortunately I work 9-5 Man-Fri. How long will that be kept there, would you know?
Thank you again!!!! You saved my life!!! God bless you! Would you know if my id and credit cards where in
there? I care most for my ID. You probably don't remember. Have a great day and thank you
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Your clutch was found in the parking lot at Camelot Apartments at 11:30pm on 5/17. I could not find a local address'for
/. in it but I did find a piece of paper in it with this email address.
I will also call your work number on the JC Penney card.
If you receive this before 4 am, please call our non-emergency number, 266-4275, and select the option to speak to
someone. After 4 am, I will place your clutch into our property room for safekeeping. You can pick it up at the City-
County Building, 1 W Wilson st. during regular business hours. There is a service window in the hallway inside the
Wilson Street entrance.
You will need to provide them with the case number to claim the purse. It is 10-133129.
Steve Heimsness #2792
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City Of Madison Police Department
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Employee(s) Involved: Reggie Patterson, Cindy Mierow, Will Needelman,
Tom Parr, Deana Reilly, Bart O'Shea, Mark Allen, Dave Compton, Joel
. Holum, Kelly Dougherty, Steve Heimsness
Date(s): 6/14/08 Time: 2:54 am Case # (ifapplicable): 2008-163172
Synopsis: (
All the above officers were involved in an attempted first degree intentional homicide
investigation.
The suspect, Tracey D. Johnson, deliberately drove a full sized van at a high rate of speed at two
pedestrians, striking them in the 400 block of North Frances Street and fleeing the scene at
bartime. The work done by the officers resulted in locating the suspect vehicle minutes after the
incident, the arrest of the suspect and a passenger, location of evidence, and gathering of witness
statements which led to a guilty verdict due to a no contest plea by Johnson on 11125/08. The
officers' work was a collective effort complicated by a separation of scenes and a chaotic
atmosphere.
Sergeant Mierow managed the scene of the suspect vehicle stop and assisted officers with
resources and direction of the investigation.
Officer Needelman responded to the scene, recognized the serious and chaotic nature of the
incident and requested more officers to assist. He then obtained several vital witness statements,
updated officers at the vehicle stop, and secured the suspect vehicle for evidence processing at
the Impound Facility.
Investigator Parr processed the suspect van, collected and documented vital evidence, and
obtained a viCtim and witness statement.
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Officer Reilly obtaiiJ.ed witness statements at the chaotic incident scene and completed the
necessary, but mundane, crash documents, as well as providing important guidance in the
OMVWI portion of the investigation.
Officer O'Shea responded to the chaotic incident scene on his own initiative and obtained a
victim statement.
Officer Allen responded to and assisted in gaining control of the chaotic incident scene,
obtaining witness statements.
Sergeant Compton managed the incident scene, obtained a witness statement, and recovered the
photo ill the suspect discarded at the scene.
Officers Holum and Dougherty assisted me with the OMVWI portion of the investigation at
Meriter Hospital for a blood draw from the suspect.
My partner, Officer Patterson, and I were on patrol when flagged down by a witness to the
incident and we were able to stop the suspect vehicle without further incident and arrest the
suspect and a passenger. Officer Patterson did assist me during the lengthy and complicated
investigation selflessly as he has unceasingly done throughout the past year as one of my regular
partners on State Street.
Although I was the primary officer for this incident, the majority of the credit for the successful
outcome is due to the efforts of the above named officers. They deserve a commendation for
their work.
Completed by: P.O. Steve Heimsness IDM:2792
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Employee(s) Involved: Police Officers Erik Lee, Javier Loredo, Linda
Trevarthen, Stephen Heimsness, Corey Urso
Date(s): 04-18-2008 Time: 5:07am Case # (if applicable): 2008-101321
Synopsis:
On April 18, 2008, Officers E. Lee, J. Loredo, S. Heimsness, C. Urso, and L. Trevarthen
responded to 439 N. Murrary St. reference an unwanted male. Dispatch advised the female
complainant was screaming for help when the male entered her bedroom. The female remained
on the line with dispatch and advised the male left the room, but a short time later re-entered her
bedroom.
During this time, officers arrived on scene and were unable to gain entry into the security locked
doors. They continued to get information from dispatch that the male was still inside the
apartment. They were unsuccessful in contacting a manager or others to assist them gaining .
entry into the apartment building. Exigency was in order at which time Officer Erik Lee used his
expandable baton to shatter the glass door in order to allow entry.
Officer Linda Trevarthen remained at the front doors, along with a UW officer to contact any
persons leaving. Officers Heimsness and Urso began clearing every floor to the apartment
building. (Urso held on the door while Heimsness physically cleared the floors) Officers Lee
and Loredo went directly to the 6
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floor and were able to make contact with numerous females
inside the target apartment, along with the unwanted male. This male was subsequently arrested
for Criminal Trespass, Damage to Property, Underage Drinking and Disorderly Conduct.
All officers deserve recognition for their quick response and acting independently with specific
responsibilities, i.e. identifying what areas needed attention; secnrity at the front door, holding at
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doors to each floor and physically clearing, making contact with target apartment, obtaining
video for evidence. This was great work by all!
Completed by: Sgt. Mierow
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TO:
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CITY OF MADISON
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
DATE: September7,2007
Steve Heimsness, Police Officer
Noble Wray, Chief of Police
SUBJECT: Employment Anniversary
It is my pleasure to extend sincere congratulations on the occasion
of your tenth anniversary of service to the Madison Police
Department.
You have been an important contributor to the growth and
development of this Department since you were hired on
September 8, 1997.
On behalf of the City, please accept my gratitude for your
dedication and professionalism and once again, congratulations!
~ ~ W V V 7
NOBLEWRAY
Chief of Police
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Employee(s) Involved: P.O. Cate Leerek, Sgt. Karen Krahn, P.O. Thai Xiong,
P.O. Casey Cherne, P.O. Steve Heimsness, P.O. Brian Sheehy
Date(s): 02/12/07 Time: 12:18 AM Case # (if applicable): 2007-15161
Synopsis:
On the above date and time, a Strong Armed Robbery occurred in the 300 block of West Wilson
Sh'eet and Dispatch aired a detailed description of two suspects. As P.O. Leerek met with the
victim, Sgt Krahn observed the suspects a few blocks away from the scene. .
Sgt. Krahn detained the suspects and Officers Xiong, Cherne, Sheehy, and Heirnsness stood by
with the suspects while the investigation was conducted, obtaining statements from them until
one of the suspects atttempted to flee on foot The very short foot pursuit, in addition to
Probable Cause developed by P.O. Leerek resulted in the arrest of the suspects. Detective Sid
Woods stated to Sgt Krahn via email: "EXCELLENT JOB on everyone's part on this".
Completed by: P.O. Heimsness IBM: 2792
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Employee(s) Involved: PO's Reggie Patterson, Christinll Hill, Ko Yang; Thai
Xiong, James McDermott, Steve Heimsness, Christopher Frank, Corey Urso,
Jim Morovic, Amelia Soto, Linda Trevarthen, Cate Leerek, Dan Frei, Daniel
Hamilton, Mike Martin, Carey Leerek, Mike Franklin, and Tony Fiore; Sgt's
Bernie Gonzalez and June Groehler and Inv. Tom Parr
Date(s): 12-22-07 Time: 1 :41 a.m. Case # (if applicable): 2007-153373
Synopsis:
On 12-22-07 at approximately 1 :41 a.m., officers were sent to the area of200 W. Main st.
reference a 911 disconnect. While enroute, this was updated to a physical disturbance with
people fighting outside of Adair's Lounge. As the first officer, Reggie Patterson, arrived on
scene, dispatch advised that caller's were now stating that someone in the crowd was firing a
gun.
As the next responding officers arrived, they were presented with a chaotic scene. There were
numerous physical fights breaking out in the street, oftentimes involving 5-6 people per fight. A
witnessed advised that the shooting suspect was still on scene and fled into the parking"ramp.
This presented an extrememly dangerous situation for responding officers: attempting to locate a
man armed with a gun, while at the same time dealing with a hostile crowd involved in several
different fights. "
Numerous officers (listed above) responded to W. Main st. to assist in dealing with this
situation. Once the fights were broken up, officers had to form into teams to clear the adjacent
parking ramp. There was also a crime scene to cordon off, which included closing down Main
St. and Fairchild St. This led to the arrest of at least one individual who tried to cross the police
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tape. Officers had to continue to monitor the agitated crowd while trying to identify possible
witnesses. A high risk stop was also initiated on a nearby street of a suspect vehicle.
As noted above, this was an extremely dangerous situation, especially for the initial responding
officers. It was also an officer-intensive call, which stretched the cities resources. UWPD and
Capitol PD also sent officers to assist in this investigation. All the officers worked together to
achieve a safe conclusion to this call and should be complimented for their actions.
Completed by: Sgt. Galen Wiering IBM: 2799
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Employee(s) Involved: Sgt. Webster, Sgt. B. Gonzalez III, Officers Donahue,
Payne, Favour, Gummin, B. Xiong, Witalison, T. Xiong, D. Xiong, Heimsness
and Communications Dispatcher Ryan Wolstad
Date(s): 1012105 Time: 1:47am Case # (if applicable): 2005-118360
Synopsis:
On 10/2/05 at approximately 1:47am officers were sent to 6910 Old Sallie Rd. reference a male
stating it was his intent to commit suicide and he had in his possession mllitiple long gun; he was
prepared to use. The male stated he would not be cooperative with police and may be
barricaded.' This call was resolved with the male exiting his residence without the firearms and
being taken into custody withou! anyone being injUred. Recovered from the scene was i -.20 .
gimgeshotgun, 1-12 gauge shotgun, 1- 30/30 rifle imd 1 BB pistol.
All personnel involved in this incident displayed the consmnate professionalism, teamwork and
communication that h ~ v e come to be expected of such quality personnel.
Deserving special mention:
Officer Favour who was instrmnental in the initial formation of the perimeter.
Officers Donahue and Payne whom are ERT trained negotiators. PO Donahue made telephone
contact and established a dialogue with the suspect.
Also deserving special mention was R yqn Wolstad, who served as the dispatcher for the tactical
channel. Wolstad utilizing il mapping program was able to quickly assist and aid Officers as
they located the target from multiple directions on foot.
Completed by: Sgt. Webster IBM: 2641
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o Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
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Employee(s) Involved: P.O. Heimsness j
Date(s): 06-10-04 Time: 06:04 Case # (if applicable): 2004-65496
Synopsis:
P.O. Heimsness & Hilleman responded to a disturbance. Heimsness indicated that this incident
was related to a criminal damage report he had taken earlier. P.O. Baldukas & Hennesy then
responded as early unit dayshift officers and took over the investigation. Nevertheless, P.O.
Heimsness persisted in searching the area for stolen autos, which were mentioned in the
disturbance but that no specific info was provided on other than that they possibly were
somewhere in the large apt complex. I have come to observe P.O. Heimsness' daily, regular and
thorough searching abilities. He doggedly pursues searching in a very planned manner, not
giving up until he has exhausted all avenues. This case demonstrated his on going committed
work ethic & I'wanted to draw your attention to his efforts. In this case, Steve was near the end
of his shift, but did take any shortcuts. He should be commended for his efforts.
Additional case numbers: 04-65267, 04-65470 & 65486.
Completed by: Sgt. Lauri Schwartz IBM: 2038
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Madison Police Department
CORRESPONDENCE/MEMORANDUM
DATE: May 26, 2004
TO: Stephen Heimsness, Police Officer
FROM: Noble Wray, Acting Chief of Police
SUBJECT: Award Recognition
Congratulations on being selected as a recipient of the Meritorious Life Saving
Award.
I would like to thank you for your service and dedication to our connnunity.
NobleWray p
Acting Chief of Police
cc: Personnel File
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TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
CITY OF MADISON
INTRA-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
DATE: November 26, 2002
Police Officer Stephen Heimsness
Chief Richard K. Williams, Madison Police Department
Commendation for Exceptional Performance during Halloween
Weekend
Thank you for your bravery and dedication to duty as a law enforcement
professional.
As we review the situation that occurred on November 2-3, 2002, we will
acknowledge that changes have to be made in the future for any large event.
However, that not withstanding, your efforts were instrumental in bringing this
event under control.
We are grateful for your assistance and commend you on your performance.
~ V l A { I { . ~ ~
Richard K. Williams
Chief of Police
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JESSICA J. KACHUR
March 19,2001
Scott Favour
Heimsness
City of Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Scott and Steve:
2 Captam's Court, #6
. Madison, WI 53719
(608) 347-4447
---------------,
I wanted to write you this letter to let you know how much I appreciated your efforts on behalf of the
citizens of Madison. To see how you are carrying out the wishes of the city of Madison and the
ALRC was very enlightening. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and want to commend you on
you efforts.
Sincerely,
cc: Sergeant Stephanie Bradley-Wilson
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MAR 1 3 2003
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
MADISON POLICE DEPT.
CORRESPONDENCE
EXECUTIVE OffiCE
Date: 03/12/03
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SUBJECT:
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On 03/07/03, at approximately 2:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to a
911 disconnect at an apartment building on Tree Lane. Initial responders
were Police Officer Emily Pierre and Police Officer Brian Sheehy.
Upon arrival, Officers Pierre and Sheehy observed a partially clad female
exit an apartment and walk toward them while holding a large butcher
knife. With their duty weapons drawn and pointed at this individual, they
shouted verbal commands multiple times, ordering the female to drop the
knife. During this time both officers backed away in order to maintain a
safe distance between themselves and the armed female.
The female was safely taken into custody and indicated she had stabbed
a male inside her apartment. Officer Pierre and Officer Sheehy then
made their way to the apartment where they located a male lying face
down in the kitchen. They observed pools of blood above his head and
undemeath his abdomen. This individual appeared to be unconscious.
Officer Sheehy attended to the victim as Officer Pierre cleared the
apartment.
I would like to note that Officer Pierre and Officer Sheehy's performance,
related to a tactically sound response, radio communication, appropriate
officer safety, clearing and care for the victim, were outstanding.
Officers Galen Wei ring, Tony Fiore, Dave Samson, Jeff Felt, Steve
Heimsness and Kelly Hoeft arrived on scene shortly after to assist and
support this investigation.
Detectives Jerry Johnson, Melanie Palmer, Sara Petzold and Tom
Woodmansee were called in and provided assistance with interviews and
shared their expertise to insure this investigation was both detailed and
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Investigators Bill Kaddatz and Pia Kinney-James provided Forensic Unit
services.
Sgt. Cindy Mierow provided outstanding supervisory oversight and
communication that was critical to this investigation, including aftercare
for officers who had just dealt with an extremely stressful situation.
All personnel involved in this investigation conducted themselves with a
high degree of proficiency and professionalism and are deserving of
commendation.
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Chief Richard Williams
Madison Police Department
211 South Carroll Street
Madison WI 53703
· Brian W. Blanchard
1 South Pincl<ney
Sixth Floor
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(w) 608! 283-2470
- (h) 608! 833-2585
December 4, 2000
Re: Dec. 1, 2000 Ride Along
Dear ChiefWilliarns,
I write to thank the Department for the opportunity to ride along with two officers, Carrie
Heming and Steve Heimsness, on their State Street area beat Friday night, arranged by Capt.
Maples.
It was a pleasure to watch two first rate officers work with skill, energy, and sensitivity.
It was also an education to see the significant crowd control and safety issues they and their
fellow officers and supervisors have to contend with.
I look forward to working with you and your entire Department once I start work in the
District Attorney's Office in January.
cc:
Thank you again, and have a safe and happy holiday time.
Capt. Cheri Maples
Sgt. Peter Schmidt
Off. Carrie Heming
Off. Steve Heimsness
Best Regards,
Bnan W. Blanchard
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Office of the Common Council
City-County Building, Room 417
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Madison, Wisconsin 5371 0-0001
608 266 4071 Office
6082678669 FAX
608 267 8670 IT{
September 29, 2000
Officer Stephen Heimsness
Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll Street
Madison WI 53703
Dear Steve:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I now know a walk -along is worth even more. I
want to thank you so much for allowing me to "shadow" you. You played the role of teacher well,
explaining your duties and role in the downtown area, as well as in the rest of the city. Your
dedication in checking drinking establishment capacity and spotting underage drinkers is exactly
what I would like to see happening regularly in downtown Madison. Most importantly, you and your
partner, Officer Favour, maintained a sense of humor, were professional and considerate to each
person you came in contact with and were exemplary models of our exceptional Police Department.
All the City Council discussions about downtown alcohol issues, violence, drunkenness and the
strain on the Police Department during weekends are merely topics of conversation until one
experiences the reality. As alderperson of a westside district, I wanted to become more informed.
Through my walk-along, I gained valuable, new understanding of the Police Department's
responsibilities and needs. And an added new experience for me personally was going into so many
bars in one short evening!
What I observed as you performed your duties so expertly will stay with me for many years to come.
rt will influence how I vote, what questions I raise at budget time, and how I describe our police
force. Thank you again.
Sincerely,
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Ald. Thomas f
District 7
cc: Chief Richard Williams
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City of
Madison
Offi.ce of the Common Council
City-County Building, Room 417
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Madison, Wisconsin 5371 0-0001
608 266 4071 Office
6082678669 FAX
608 267 8670 TIY
October 26, 2000
Officer Steve Heimsness
Madison Police Department
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211 S. Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Dear Officer t{eimsIleSs:
Thank you for permitting me to accompany you and Officer Adsit on Friday evening, October 20
th
I
was pleased to finally have an opportunity to observe firsthand the problems you deal with on a
regular basis. I was impressed with the level of professionalism that you and Officer Adsit
demonstrated, even when confronted with hostility and name-calling by students. I was especially
impressed with the teamwork displayed by you and other members of the Madison Police and Fire
Departments as you responded to a remarkable variety of situations throughout the late evening and
early morning hours.
Certainly the capacity issues remain a major concern for all of us, particularly because of the
potential danger for everyone due to overcrowding and the obvious indifference of some bar owners.
I am also concerned about the demands on police coverage in other areas of the city when situations
get out of hand on State Street and the campus area and back-up is needed.
Thank you again for allowing me to become better educated through this experience. It was a
privilege to spend a part of your shift with you and Officer Adsit.
. Sincerely,
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Ald. Linda Bellman 1;-
District 1
cc: Chief Richard Williams
Captain Chuck Cole
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THOMAS H. GARVER, LLC
May 22,2000
Richard Williams, Chief
City of Madison Police Department
City-County Building
211 South Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Chief Williams:
OFFICE & TELEPHONE
1962 ATWOOD AVENUE
MAD1SClN, WI 53704 -
608/246-3967
POST OFFICE Box 3493
MADISON. WI
FAX 608/246-3971
THGART@AOL.CClM
I am writing you in my capacity as a citizen member of the city's Alcohol License
Review Committee (ALRC) to offer you and your department my warmest
compliments. Last Friday evening, on the eve of the university's commencements,
and at the suggestion of Sgt. Emil Quast, I and a couple of other members of the
ALRC took a ride-along with P. O. Steve Heimsness and his partner. We visited a
number of campus area bars, and I have to say that Steve has an uncanny eye
for spotting open containers on the street and underage drinkers in the bars!
The point of our tour was to get an overall better picture of the campus
area "bar scene," which also served me well, as a member of the
Community/Campus Partnership Council of theRWJ Project. What I at least,
found,in terms of density, capacity (and over-capacity) was sobering--in the
midst of all that alcoholic conviviality (conviviality at least at the moments were
there). The experience offered serious food for thought for the next round of
license applications and capacity "adjustments" that will no doubt be requested
in the area.
The chief reason for this letter, however, is to compliment your department
on the quality and demeanor of your officers. Over the years, I suppose that I've
talked seriously with perhaps 12-15 officers, ranging from P. O. 's to lieutenants and
captains. I have found them to be both enthusiastic about their work, and,
surpriSingly to me, optimistic about what they do. I would think that police work,
by its very nature, would breed cynicism, but I haven't seen any of that in this
department.
I've worked with Emil Quast who has always been very attentive to the
needs of the ALRC. I've watched P. O. Meredeth York at work on State Street. She
knows every "problem person," (and just about everyone else on the street as
well). She keeps order, but in the nicest and most positive way. She has to say
"no" a lot, but she does it in a manner that diffuses anger. I'd have to say the
same for Steve Heimsness. He may have been rousting the underagers, but he
was always polite, and always fair, even when he was on the receiving end of
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some loud mouthed anger from folks who were in the wrong--and well knew it. (I
suppose it's a generational thing, but I'm amazed at the amount of lip the police
take, mostly from drunken students, and the grace with which they take it. Such
"sass" would have been unthinkable when I was the age of these bar patrons.)
There's no doubt in my mind, that in an organization like the police
department which is modeled along military lines, a lot of the style and attitude of
the department comes from the top down, but it's still hard to hide unhappiness
and bitterness if it's there. I have no doubt that not everything is roses in the MPD,
but from my perspective, what I have seen is both very positive--and much
appreciat
Sinc
cc. Hon. Susan J. M. Bauman, Mayor
Sgt. Emil Quast, P. o. Steve Heimsness, MPD.
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INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
CHIEF RICHARD WILLIAMS

DATE: September 14, 2000
COMMENDATION FOR OFFICERS JAMlE GRANN AND STEVE HEIMSNESS
On August 31, 2000, in the course oftheir regular duties patrolling the State Street area, Officers Grann
and Heimsness came upon an informant who provided a description of a person selling drugs nearby.
Although the suspect was not located that night, Officer Grann received additional information from
the same informant at the beginning of his tour on September 1,2000 which lead them to this suspect.
Using information from this informant, Officers Grann and Heimsness contacted the suspect near the
intersection of State St. and W. Gihnan St. After a brief conversation, this suspect, Jason McGinnis,
willingly turned over to Officer Grann an item of drug paraphernalia resulting in his immediate arrest.
Subsequent to the custodial arrest of McGinnis he was searched, leading to the discovery of a drugstore
of items including marijuana, MDMAlXTC, LSD, mushrooms, and an unidentified granular substance
in addition to more drug paraphernalia. After being conveyed to patrol, McGinnis was interviewed by
Officer Grann and made siguificant inCUlpatory statements regarding his activities and intentions for the
sale of these drugs. As a result of the interview, as well as the quantity and manner in which the drugs
were packaged, McGinnis was charged with possession with intent to deliver several different controlled
substances, in addition to the paraphernalia charge. An enhancer was also indicated since the arrest took
place well within 1000' of Elizabeth Link Peace Park.
Officer Grann, assisted by Officer Heimsness, took the extra steps needed in developing infortnation
from a citizen informant resulting in contact with and the arrest of the suspect, McGinnis. He further
made the effort to interview McGinnis, acquiring valuable statements supporting the charges against
McGinnis. The work was very well documented in detailed reports by each officer under case 00-
100944, making this a complete and exemplary investigation.
Officers Grann and Heimsness consistently produce high quality work in the performance of their duties
in the Central Police District, of which this case is an example. I respectfully request that Officers Jamie
Grann and Steve Heimsness be commended for their work in general and this incident in particular.
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March 21, 2000
Capt. Charles Cole
Central District
Madison, WI
Dear Captain Cole:
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Having left the Civic Center and attempting to retrieve my car from the
"ramp" near State St. I discovered that I had a flat tire.
Friends, also leaving the presentation were on hand to help and offer
suggestions. No suggestion seemed feasible and just when I despaired
three of "Madison's finests" entered the parking ramp. They could see from
their patrol of State St. that I was having problems. Cheerfully and
efficiently they rectified the situation. They were my Guardian angels ... in
Blue.
They are Police Officer Scott Favour, police Officer Steve Heimsness and
Police Officer Jennifer Krueger. I commend them for their vigilance and
commited assistance to the Madison public.
This gesture was particularly meaningful to me as I was going through a
totally disappointing and frustrating siituation with the Madison Police
Department..and as yet I have had no meeting with them. These three
officers renewed my hope that my other problem may get attention.
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UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
131 West Wilson street, Suite 303
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Telephone 608/264-5191
Chief Richard Williams
December 29, 1999
Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department
211 South Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Dear Chief Williams,
Your department and our agency have always had an excellent
relationship. I would like to take this opportunity to express
my appreciation for the support that this agency recently
received from your department.
In January of 1999, several members of your department worked
around the clock and initiated an investigation into an organized
group of 11 suspects. These suspects came to the Madison Area to
commit a complicated bank fraud scheme utilizing counterfeit
corporate checks. All 11 suspects of this ring were arrested.
Further, officers recovered significant evidence that resulted in
the prosecution and conviction of 10 of .these suspects in U.S.
District Court.
Based upon that evidence, an investigation was opened in our
office. This investigation identified losses in excess of
$50,000 directly attributed to this group. Areas identified with
losses were Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama; and Providence, Rhode
Island. Also, the organizer of this bank fraud scheme has been
identified and linked to other groups and schemes on a national
level. Federal prosecution of this individual is anticipated in
the immediate future.
Ini tially might think that your officers just "did their
job." However, with the number of suspects, the amount of
evidence, and the number of officers involved, everyone performed
above and beyond the call of duty to be able to put this case
together in the manner that they did. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank the following officers:
Officer Rodney Wilson
Officer Darlene Kemmerer
Officer Kim Woodly
Officer Meredith York
Officer Linda Covert
Officer Kris Goetz
Officer Chuck Weiss
Officer Paul Fleischauer
Officer Jamie Grann
Officer Tony Bitterman
Officer Brian Austin
Officer Cindy Thiesenhusen
Officer Tammy Droessler
Officer Ken Mulry
Officer Kelly Donahue
Officer Druri Tobias
Officer steve Heimsness
Officer Rosa Aguilu
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Officer Dao Xiong
Sergeant Sherrie Strand
Detective Tom Colby
Detective Bruce Frey
December 29, 1999
Page 2
Detective Lou Gebler
Detective Bill Lahr
Detective Tony Olivas
Detective Shari Twing
A special thank you is given to Detectives Shari Twing, Tom
Colby, and Tony Olivas for contributing directly to the
successful completion of this investigation.
Please extend my appreciation to all of the members of your
department for the outstanding support that was provided to the
United States Secret Service. Their professionalism and
dedication is a tribute to the law enforcement community. It is
this type of cooperation between law enforcement agencies that is
highly commendable and cherished.
Sincerely,
,

Joan K. Reilly
. Resident Agent
Madison Resident Agency
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August 10, 1999
Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Officer Heimsness:
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What you are about to read is a letter that you doubted would ever be written, but is now
sitting in your very hands. The letter sings the praises of Madison's best police officer, a
man who patrols the mayhem of campus and downtown, but in the meantime finds time to
admit that he mistakenly issued Mark Schmidt a parking ticket in August of 1998. The
officet carr orrly be Steve Heimsrress. Officer Heimsness corrtrols the unruly State St. crowds
thatso seldom offer any gratitude or thanks for his service. However, he isrr't orre to
complairr, and that is why I am always glad to see him wherr I am out and about irr the
dO\',!l1tDWl1 area. Let your superiors know thar It is quite obvious that you) Officer Heimsness,
are the firrest of Madisorr's finest arrd I recommerrd that you be giverr a raise of no less than
$50,000 per year arrd a promotiorr of the highest ranking.
I tharrk you orrce agairr, but rrot for good.
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CITY OF MADISON
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
Date: April 16, 1999
TO: Richard K. Williams, Chief of Police
FROM: Jeffrey F. Frye, Captain of Police (f
SUBJECT: Commendation - Attempted Homicide - Case 99-25031
MPD Personnel Involved: All should be commended:
Police Officers: Robert Weyh, Dan Frei, Anthony Barone, Galen Wiering, Eric
Anderson, Carrie Hemming, Brian Sheehy, Brian Austin, John Dahlen, Steve
. Hornbeck, Paul Fleischauer, Dave Miller, Bill Kean, Steve Heimsness, Tammi
Droessler, and Dave Huxley
Investigators: Mike McEvoy, Bill Kaddatz and Steve Ellis
Detectives: Rudy Jergovic, Linda Draeger, Tom Colby, Lou Gebler, and Tim
Hammond
Sergeants: Pat Grady, Pete Schmidt, Mark Bradley and Sue Williams
Lieutenants: Tim Endres and Randy Gaber
On March 13, 1999 at about 3:03 a.m. numerous personnel from this department
responded to 116 Craig Avenue to investigate a reported attempted homicide.
Robert Weyh and Dan Frei were the first officers to arrive in the area. They stopped
several vehicles leaving the area. The first vehicle they stopped had two wounded
victims from the shooting. The second vehicle had several witnesses from the
shooting. Officer Frei stayed with the victims and rode to the hospital with them.
Officer Weyh then responded to 116 Craig where he found a chaotic scene. There
were many upset witnesses and several crime scenes to manage.
Other officers began arriving and assisted Officer Weyh in securing the scene and
contacting and separating witnesses.
Sergeants Pet!3 Schmidt and Pat Grady later arrived and assisted in coordination at
both the scene and the hospital.
In addition to Officers Weyh and Frei, Officers Anderson, Hemming, Barone, Sheehy,
Austin, Dahlen, Hornbeck, Wiering and Fleischauer all arrived at the scene and
assisted in either witness questioning or evidence protection.
Investigators McEvoy and Kaddatz arrived and expertly preserved and collected
evidence. Investigator Ellis later assisted at the hospital.
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Lieutenant Tim Endres was called in and responded to the station to coordinate the
investigation. Detective Rudy Jergovic was given primary assignment responsibility
and he was assisted by Detectives Linda Draeger, Tom Colby, Lou Gebler and Tim
Hammond. All detectives showed outstanding expertise as they skillfully worked
together on this complex investigation.
Later, Lieutenant Randy Gaber arrived at the station and assisted in follow up in the
field.
Day shift personnel were briefed on the case. Sergeant Mark Bradley later located
the vehicle which several critical witnesses used to leave the scene. Lieutenant
Gaber, Sergeant Bradley and multiple detectives responded to this scene and were
able to contact the witnesses and obtain their statements and recovered important
evidence.
At about 11 :45 p.m., the night of 3/13/99 Officer Dave Miller alertly observed the
suspect vehicle, a description of which had been given in briefing, operating in the
2400 block of S. Park Street. Officers Miller, Dahlen, Kean, Heimsness and
Droessler conducted a felony stop on the vehicle and brought two involved suspects
into the department for questioning. Detective Jergovic responded back in to work
and received critical information from the suspects which help lead them to
identification of the shooter.
Shortly before 5 a.m., I responded from home to 116 Craig Avenue where I observed
Sergeant Grady, Officer Weyh, Investigators McEvoy and Kaddatz and numerous
other officers at the scene.
I was extremely impressed with the professional approach being taken by these
officers. Officer Weyh was questioning the registered tenant who was a key witness.
He was expertly coordinating the flow of information between officers with separated
witnesses. Investigators Kaddatz and McEvoy were carefully and expertly
processing the scene and discovered and recovered multiple pieces of evidence.
was impressed with the job all were doing and had done at the scene.
Lieutenant Tim Endres expertly coordinated the investigation from the headquarters.
He provided insightful leadership as he skillfully coordinated efforts of both uniformed
officers and detectives.
Sergeant Sue Williams and Officer Dave Huxley were called in and played a critical
role in assisting at the command post. CIS plays a critical role in these complex
investigations and Sergeant Williams' and Officer Huxley's performance was
exemplary ..
I have been involved in numerous homicide investigations. This attempted homicide
investigation was complex due to its nature with several scenes, two wounded
persons and many segmented or untruthful statements. I am very proud of the role
played by all of the above listed personnel and recommend they all be commended.
The citizens of our city continue to be well by these dedicated
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City of Madison
Intra-Departmental
Correspondence
Date: Jnly 20, 2001
To: Stephen Heimsness, Police Officer
From: Richard K. Williams, Chief of Police
Charles E. Cole, Captain of Police
Snbject: Discipline PSU #01-16
The purpose of this memo is to advise you of the discipline being imposed upon you for your
violation of policy discovered in the investigation of PSU#O 1-16. In determining the discipline
in tlns case, the following standards were applied to tlle extent applicable.
We believe that you could reasonably be expected to have lmowledge of the
consequences of your conduct. We believe that the policy you violated is a reasonable
policy. We believe that a reasonable effort was made to discover whether you did, in
fact, violate policy. We believe that the investigation was both fair and objective. We
believe that there is substantial evidence tllat you violated policy. We believe that we are
applying this discipline to you fairly and without discrinlination. Lastly, we believe that
this discipline reasonably relates to the seriousness of this violation and to your service
record with the Department.
For violating Policy 2-1818 Excessive Use of Force (4-900 Deadly Force), you will be
suspended for fifteen days without pay. Five of these days are to be served, with ten working
days held in abeyance for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of this notice, and will be
imposed immediately for future similar policy violations. During the period of the suspension
you are not to take any official police action.
Additionally, as a part of your discipline and because we feel you would benefit from additional
training you are directed to report to Sergeant Thomas Snyder of the Personnel and Training
Team on Thursday July 26, 2001 at 7:45 am at the MATC Commercial Ave. range for remedial
training regarding tactics, policy and deadly force decision making. The duration and content of
the training is subject to the discretion of Sgt. Snyder and the Training Team.
You will be removed from participation in the Special Events Team (S.E.T.) for anlinimum
period of one (1) year from the date of this notice. At the conclusion of that time you may
reapply for participation with S.E.T.
You are advised tllat any future similar violations will likely result in more significant discipline,
up to and including termination.
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Chief of Police
Charles E. Cole
Captain of Police
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RICHARD WILLIAMS, CHIEF OF POLICE
ROGER S. OFFERDAHL, LIEUTENANT OF POLICE
SUBJECT: COMPLETION OF PROBATION
On March 8th, 1999, Officer Steve Heimsness will successfully complete his probationary
period. I recommend that this Officer be placed on permanent status.
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STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
JAMES E. DOYLE
ATrORNEY GENERAL
Bumeatta L Bridge
Deputy Attorney General
Division of Law Enforcement Services
Training and Standards Bureau
123 West Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7070
. Madison, WI 53707·7070
608/266·8800
October 1,1998
FAX 608/266·7869
V/TTY 608/267-8902
Officer Stephen E. Heimsness
Madison Police Department
211 South Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3303
Dear Officer Heimsness:
At its September 1, 1998 meeting, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board
certified you as being qualified to be a law enforcement officer in this state.
Certification powers are granted to the Board under Section 1 65.85(3)(c) and the issuance of
the Board's certificate indicates that you have met the minimum recruitment and training standards
identified in Chapters LES 2 and LES 3, Rules of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards
Board.
Please accept our sincere congratulations on the successful completion of one of our
certified training programs. We expect that your law enforcement career will reflect strict
adherence to the highest ethical standards of the profession. We hope that you will not only find the
position of law enforcement officer challenging and stimulating but will be motivated to constantly
upgrade your professional potential by taking advantage of the multitude of educational and
advanced training opportunities available in the police discipline today.
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CITY OF MADISON
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
DATE: October 7, 2002
TO: Police Officer Stephen Heimsness, Central District Station
FROM: Chief Richard K. Williams, Madison Police Department
SUBJECT:
Thank you for the wonderful cooperation that you gave to
and trying conditions.
under extraordinary
One SOAR supervisor complained to me that during our contact with we were
racist because he was a large black man. The attached letter attests to the efforts taken by
everyone involved with this case.
Thank you for doing a great job!

Richard K. Williams
Chief of Police
Attachment
cc: Personnel File
F:\USERS\Pdsmj\Ezekiel Golden. 1 D.02.doc
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MENTAL HEALTH CENTER of Dane County; Inc.
625 West Washington Avenue • Madison. WI 53703-2639 • (608) 280-2700 • FAX (608) 280-2707
October 1 ,2002
Police Chief Richard Williams
Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll St.
Madison WI 53709
Dear Chief Williams:
I'm writing to tell you about the great work done by a group of MPD officers last
week on a case that was unusual and very difficult. It started on Monday 9/23, with a
mentally ill young man, __ , who had been hospitalized at Meriter on 9/20 with
blood clots in his legs a ~ s psychiatric condition deteriorated over the -
weekend, and by the evening of 9/22 he was refusing further medical treatment and
insisted upon leaving the hospital. What happened over the next several hours was
confusing and chaotic, but he ended up leaving the hospital just before the legal paperwork
required for the hospital to keep and treat him had been completed. Later that night, MPD
located and brought him back to the emergency room parking lot, but he wouldn't go in, and
my understanding is that at that time, he was sitting calmly, and explaining in an apparently
convincing way why he didn't wish to continue his medical treatment. Officers felt that they
had no grounds to force the man into the emergency room, and finally drove him to an
address which they believed to be his home. These events began during the evening and
went on until the early hours of the moming. Making the situation more difficult was the fact
that there were many parties involved (Meriter medical staff, psychiatric staff, legal staff,
_Crisis staff, and staff of the SOAR program which provides mental health treatment to Mr.
_ alilo of confusion about what should/could be done. There was genuine fear
~ r . s medical situation, but I'm sure that the police officers involved in bringing
him back elt a they were being asked to fix a mess not of their.own making and about
which they were getting different advice from different people.
The nil!' nina. Tuesdav. a Bodv Attachment to UW Hospitals was issued
because Mr. is under commitment and wasn't following the treatment
recommenda Ions 0 his treaters. He wasn't located until that evening, and police, Crisis and
his SOAR to hopefully persuade him to cooperate with a
hospitalization. an enormous, muscular young man, who was paranoid
and delusional had dangerous blood clots in his lungs and legs. Over the
next several hours, police handled the situation with utmost professionalism,
respect, and restraint, and were finally able to deliver him safely to UW Hospitals via
ambulance, in restraints. Accomplishing this, however, was extremely challenging. As
family members arrived and got involved, they cajoled him to cooperate and go to the
hospital, which contributed to him getting more escalated, finally running out of the house,
and ultimately having to be tackled by police in order to keep him from running away. -At
this point, family tumed against the police, at least one of them physically attacking one of
the officers, others be.-emotionally distraught. All in all, this case could so easily have
ended badly, with Mr. jured or in medical crisis, or with officers or family members
injured, or with him elu Ing everyone once again.
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The credit for these things NOT happening must go to the police officers who were .
involved, under the leadership of Sgt. Jim Dexheimer. I asked community liaison Kristen
Roman to identify them all for me, and I have included the list of their names below.
We in the Crisis Unit, as well as the staff of SOAR, are grateful to them for returning a very ill
man to the hospital, and carrying out this tough assignment in such a humane fashion.
Please eXtend our thanks to them. . .
Sincerely,
/ ( ~ A P ~
Karen Stevenson, Manager
Emergency Services Unit
These are the MPD officers involved with the case:
Initial call: 9/239:10 pm
Officer Carlos Valentin
Officer Michael Evans
Officer Jesse Harman (involved in two calls)
Officer Jen Kane
Officer Erik Dalma (involved in two calls)
Return call: 9/241 :10am
OIC-Lt. Vic Wahl (involved in two calls)
Sergeant Karen Krahn
Officer Carrie Hemming(involved in two calls)
Officer Christopher Smith.
Officer Erik Dalma
Officer Matt Tye ..
Return call: 9/24 7:10pm
OIC-Lt. Vic Wahl.
Sergeant Jim Dexheimer
Officer Dan McFarlane
Officer Jesse Harman
Officer Susan Krause
Officer Tammi Droessler
Officer Stephen Heimsness
Officer Scott Favour
Officer Jason McGee
Officer Rebecca Overland·
Officer Carrie Hemming
Officer Michelle Walker
Officer Jeanne Stenson
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TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
CITY OF MADISON
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
MEMO

Ul1 AUG - 8 2002 /llJ
Chief Richard K. Williams {?tJ
Sgt Pete Schmidt .
August 8 2002 MADISON POLICE DEPt
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
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Commendation for OJticers Adsit, Heimsness, Fiore, R. Finnegan,
Graham, Hofum, Pierre & Shan60lson
RefMPD Case #02-84217
On 7-21-02 at.l:40AM, Officers were sent to the report. of a man in the Dane County
ramp who just left the nearby Rainbow Room with a gun. I happened to be one block
away at the time and was ahnost immediately approached by a citizen reporting the same.
As I quickly attempted to obtain a suspect description, dispatch assisted responding
officers as they quickly and efficiently established a perimeter around the ramp. As the
situation evolved, conflicting information had the suspect and companion involved in the
incident leaving the Dane Co ramp in a car. The suspect vehicle description was put out
and officers not on the perimeter began to look for it. To their credit, those officers on the
perimeter, Adsit, Heimsness and Graham, held their positions since this information had
not been confirmed and since Officers not already committed to perimeter posts were
able to begin checking the area. As it turned out, the description of the suspects and
vehicle, including license plate number were accurate, but llie .. vehicle had in fact .not yet
left the ramp. Off Adsit, still at his perimeter post radioed moments later that he had this
car in sight and watched as it left the Henry St side of the ramp, with the suspects inside.
Off Adsit radioed the direction of travel of this vehicle which Off Fiore was able to pull
behind and begin to follow within mere seconds.
As Off Fiore followed, he was quickly joined by Off Ryan Finnegan and Off Shane
Olson. Offs Heimsness and Graham who were partuered as David 50151, and on the
perimeter, were quickly able to get to their squad and join the others as the vehicle was
followed outbound on John Nolen Dr. At my instruction, a high risk traffic stop was
made on the John Nolen causeway where the geography helped minimize the risk to the
public.
At the scene of the traffic stop, Off Heimsness recognized himself as the Senior Officer
and quickly took charge. OffHeimsness systematically ordered suspects out of the
vehicle and directed the course of this stop by the numbers. As a result, suspects were
quic1dy and safely detained without harm to anyone or anything. A consent search was
done on the vehicle after its occupants were secured and patted down. Further
investigation actually revealed no gun was ever used or even seen and in fact, none was
found by officers.
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,M the traffic stop was taking place, Officers still at the Dane Co ramp focused their
attention on taking statements from several very excited witnesses. Statements at the
scene were taken by Offs Harmon, Pierre and Adsit. After patiently collecting
information at this somewhat chaotic scene, Off Harmon conveyed a witness to the scene
of the stop. As a result; two suspects were positively identified by this witness and
subsequently charged for their roles in the disturbance leading to the report of a man with
a gun.
This incident is in many respects typical of what officers frequently face working nights
in the downtown area. As with this incident, despite the chaos, Officers focused their
attention on the task at hand and safely brought about a peaceful resolution to the
incident. For their good work and professionalism and response to this incident, I
respectfully request that each of the officers named, Adsit, Heirusness, Fiore, R.
Finnegan, Graham, H o l u m ~ Pierre and Shane Olson be commended. OffHeirnsness in
particular deserves recognition for the leadership role he assumed of his o ~ accord at
the scene of the traffic stop.
Respectfully,
Sgt Pete Schmidt
PS:pm
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MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
CORRESPONDENCE/MEMORANDUM
~ A T E : August 19,2005
TO: Noble Wray, Chief of Police
FROM: Victor Wahl, Lieutenant of Police
SUBJECT: Request for Commendation - Activity or Case No.: 05-84716
Request for Commendation for:
Title Name
Police Officer Steve Heimsness
Police Officer Jason Townes
Police Officer Thai Xiong
Sergeant Tim Peregoy
Sergeant Dave Compton
Sergeant Phil Moore
Police Officer Phil Petersen
Police Officer Erik Dalma
Police Officer Andre Lewis
Employee's Assignnient
Patrol- WPD 3rd Detail
Patrol- WPD 3rd Detail
Patrol- WPD 3rd Detail
Patrol- SPD 1st Detail
Patrol- SPD 3rd Detail
Patrol- WPD 3rd Detail
Patrol-WPD lstDetail
Patrol- SPD 3rd Detail
Patrol- CPD 3rd Detail
On 7/22/05, Middleton PD officers responded to a 911 disconnect in the City of Middleton.
MPD Officer Townes assisted them with translating, and it was determined that the suspect
(Marco Gomez-Vazquez) was in the area, was suicidal, and was anned with a handgun. Officer
Heimsness observed the suspect a short time later in the area, and noted that Gomez-Vazquez
was holding onto a handgun. Officer Heimsness attempted to stop Gomez-Vazquez, but Gomez-
Vazquez fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
Officers from multiple jurisdictions then assisted 'with a lengthy vehicle pursuit. During the
pursuit, Gomez-Vazquez operated his vehicle in a manner that was hazardous to citizens and to
the officers involved in the pursuit. Other officers also noted that Gomez-Vazquez was holding a
handgun during the pursuit. During the pursuit, Gomez-Vazquez drove against traffic, ignored
traffic signals/signs, and repeatedly stopped or slowed abruptly,
After more than twenty minutes of pursuit, Sergeant Compton authorized Officer Heimsness to
utilize the P.I.T. maneuv.er to stop Gomez-Vazquez's flight. Officer Heimsness did so, causing
Gomez-Vazquez to spin out into a median. Gomez-Vazquez continued to defy officers, and
attempted to drive away. Officer Heimsness and Officer Xiong then shot the tires of Gomez-
Vazquez's vehicle, preventing him from leaving the scene and continuing his flight. .
For the next ninety minutes or so, officers attempted to negotiate with Gomez-Vazquez and
persuade him to surrender peacefully. Gomez-Vazquez eventually was taken into custody.
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The MPD personnel involved in this incident performed in an exemplary manner. . Officer
Heimsness demonstrated good police work by locating the suspect vehicle, and operated his
squad during the ensuing pursuit in a professional and safe manner. His execution of the P.I.T.
maneuver to end the pursuit was also performed effectively. Officer Heimsness' and Officer
Xiong made the appropriate decisions to disable the suspect's vehicle and prevent him from
continuing his flight.
Sergeant Compton monitored the pursuit, and made the appropriate decision to authorize Officer
Heimsness's use of the P.I.T. maneuver to end the pursuit. Sergeant Moore and Sergeant
Peregoy also responded to the scene, and assisted with the resolution of the incident. Officer
Dalma handled the. negotiations with Gomez-Vazquez - persuading him to surrender peacefully
- and also interviewed Gomez-Vazquez after he was taken into custody. Officer Townes
assisted Middleton PD in obtaining the victim's statement, and Officers Petersen and Lewis
directly assisted in taking Gomez-Vazquez into custody.
Gomez-Vazquez demonstrated throughout this incident that he had no regard for either his life or
the lives of others. He behaved in a manner that created a significant risk to the public, and to
the officers involved. Due to the professional actions of the MPD personnel involved, this
incident was resolved without injury, and with only minor property damage. I feel that they
should be commended for their actions.
Also, Middleton PD Chief of Police Brad Keil submitted a letter to the department expressing his
appreciation for the actions of the MPD personnel involved.
COMMENDATION ACKNOWLEDGED:
Noble Wray, Chief of Police'
Comments:
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Middleton Police Department
7426ffubhmlAve
1v1icldletoo, WI 53562
608/827-1000 Faxi827-1030
TO: Noble Wray
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department
FROM: Brad Keil
Chief of Police
Middleton Police Department
DATE: July 26, 2005
RE: Letter of Appreciation - Madison Police Incident #05-84716
On 07-22-05, at approximately 0100 hours, Middleton Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 disconnect at
7780 Ehnwood Avenue in the City of Middleton. Upon their arrival, MidciJeton Police Officers developed some
concerns that a domestic disturbance may have taken place at this address. Middleton Police Officers'
investigation into this incident was brought to a halt by the fact that none of the parties involved spoke English.
An early attempt to have a Dane County Sheriff's Deputy conduct cellular telephone interviews with the parties
involved proved fruitless. A request for translation mutual aide was then made to your department. Officer Jason
Townes (#3647) was subsequently dispatched to assist.
Officer Townes conducted thorough interviews with each of the parties involved in this incident. In doing so,
Officer Townes was able to determine that no disturbance. had taken place as of yet. As no significant disturbance
had taken place, all parties involved were released without further delay. .
During the later moming hours of 07-22-05, the Dane County 911 Dispatch Center received a call from Marco A.
Gomez-Vaszquez, one of the parties involved in the previously mentioned call for service. During this call
dispatchers were informed by Gomez-Vaszquez that he traveling around the Middleton / Madison area with a gun
to his own head. Gomez-Vaszquez also made threats to harm himself and any police officer that attempted
contact with him.
Upon receipt of the above information, Officer Townes inunediately responded back to the area of7780 Ehnwood
Avenue, Middleton. Officer Townes' intuitive response to the dispatch information given proved to be a crucial
turning point ill tris ip,v&'i:igaticn. -Officer Tmvnes W33 i 1 b l ~ to immediately conduct an intervie\v ,,'it1. the victim
. within this second incident. The information gathered during this interview provided officers with a much clearer
understanding of the entire picture as is it was developing.
During this interview, Gomez-Vaszquez returned to this area and brandished a firearm near the officers present. A
twenty-five minute, multi-:iurisdictional motor vehicle pursuit then ensued. As I am certain you are well aware,
this pursuit was resolved without injury to the suspect, officers involved or a single member of the general public.
During this pursuit, Officer Townes took the victim into protective custody and conducted further detailed
interviews.
With this letter, I would like to formally thank you, and tire involved members of your department, for their
assistance in this incident. Additionally,I would like to recognize Officer Townes for his role within this incident.
Several members of the Middleton Police Department that were involved in this investigation have independentli
stepped forward to commend Officer Townes, not only for his abilities as an interpreter, but also for the
compassionate and professional manner in which he handled this.incident.
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Waiver of Rights Under Wisconsin Public Records Laws
I, __ Stephen Heimsness have been advised in
writing by _Susan Williams, Captain of Police by copy of the
(Name and Title of Records Custodian)
attached letter, that this Records Custodian intends to publicly disclose certain records
of the City of Madison that pertain to me.
I have also been advised that:
(1) I have the right to review these records prior to their release;
(2) I have the right, within ten (10) days of receiving this notice to bring an action in a
court of law to attempt to prevent the public disclosure of all or part of these
records;
(3) That no adverse action will be taken nor any benefit conferred upon me for my
decision to execute or not to execute this waiver;
(4) I have the right to consult with a lawyer (at my own arrangement and expense) or
any other person prior to making a decision whether to execute this waiver, and;
(5) That by executing this waiver, I hereby permit the City of Madison, at its sole
discretion and without any further notice, to immediately and publicly disclose
any and all of the records at issue.
I understand my rights as related to me and as set forth above. With that
understanding, I have decided that I do not desire to exercise my rights under the
Wisconsin Public Records Laws, specifically those rights arising under sec. 19.356 Wis.
Stats., to pursue a court action to keep these records or portions thereof confidential. I
make this decision freely and voluntarily. No threats or promises have been made to
me.
Signature: Date and Time: _J._-7_-_'_3 ___ _
or Stephen Heimsness
Witnessed: .'a Q ~ wfPPr Date and Time: _7£.+-7-<-6'--'/2'---___ _
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Date: February 1, 2013
City of Madison
Intra-Departmental
Correspondence .
To: Stephen Heimsness, Police Officer
From: Sue 'Williams, Captain' of Police
Subject: Notification of Public Records Release
An open records request seeking the release of records related to your recent officer
involved shooting, your employee file, training file, IA file, as well as all records related to
MPD case 01-71140 and MPD case 06-154206. After balancing the public's interest in .
disclosing the records against the public's interest in not disclosing the records, I have
determined that some of the requested records will be released. These records will
include your identity. For your benefit I have attached a copy of the records I intend to
release, in the very form that I intend to release them in. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.356(3),
you have five (5) business days from the date of this notice to notify me if you intend to
seek a circuit court order to prevent disclosure of these records. Pursuant to Wis. Stat.
19.356(4), you have ten (10) business days from the date of this notice to commence a
circuit court action to prevent disclosure of these records. If neither ofthese actions
occurs, the records will be released twelve (12) business days from the date of this
notice.
You may waive these rights and pennit me to immediately release these records. By waiving these rights
you are giving up all opportunity to have an impartial court decide whether the Wisconsin Public Records
Laws require disclosure of your identity in connection with these records. No adverse action may be taken
against you if you decide not to waive these rights or decide not to respond to this notice at all. No reward
Or benefit will be bestowed upon you if you decide to waive these rights. You may consult with
whomever you choose in making your decision, however, the time limits mentioned above have begun
upon your receipt of this notice and are not tolled nor held in abeyance while you contemplate whether to
waive your right to bring a court action.
Sue Williams, Captain of Police
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Noble Wray, Chief of Police
City of Madison Police Department
211 S Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703
Re: WPPAILEER issue 12-0548 (representation-Stephen Heimsness)
MPD 2012-PSIA-0054
I, Stephen Heimsness, authorize Joe Durkin, Business Agent for the Wisconsin
Professional Police Association/Law Enforcement Relations Division (WPPA/LEER) or
Andrew Schauer, WPPA Staff Attorney to discuss matters with you or your
representative, including receiving any official documents on my behalf concerning the
referenced personnel matter.
A ' ~ - - - - " ' "
Stephen Heimsness Date
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Date: February 4, 2013
To:
Susan Williams, Captain otPolice
Tom Snyder, CaptainofPolice
City of Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53709
Re: Personnel records
Dear Captain Williams,
You provided me a copy of my personnel record as part of an overall notice of a public records
release on Friday February 1, 2013. I am requesting you to correct my personnel before it is·
released. I have attached 29 pages of docmnents that are also personnel records related to my
employment as a Police Officer with the City of Madison. They did not appear in file you are
about to release. I request that they be ill.cluded in my personnel file and in any release of
docmnents under the notification provided to me.
Thank you,
/ r I - - - ~
Steve Heimsness
Police Officer
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Date: January 7, 2013
City of Madison
Intra-Departmental
Correspondence
To: Stephen Heimsness, Police Officer
From: Noble Wray, Chief of Police
Subject: Disposition of Administrative Review 2012-PSIA-0054
Use of Deadly Force, November 9,2012.
Any time an officer deploys deadly force the Department conducts an internal administrative
review of the officer's actions. The purpose of this memo is to notify you of the results of the
review that was conducted following the shooting you were involved in on November 9, 2012.
In addition to the review that was conducted by the Professional Standards and Internal Affairs
section, I requested a review by the, State of Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and
Standards bureau. That additional review has been completed and the findings are consistent
with the internal review. Your use of deadly force has been found to be in compliance with
Madison Police Department policy and training.
The findings are:
4-500 Police Weaponry .................................. EXONERATED
6-100 Deadly Force Authorized ........................ EXONERA TED
If you have questions or concerns regarding this case please contact Lieutenant Dan Olivas,
Professional Standards and Internal Affairs at 266-6502.
Noble Wray
Chief of Police
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity/Recognition Form
o Commitment to Customer Service o Problem Solving
o Community Policing '0 Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
o Goal Setting o Traffic Enforcement and Education
o IncidentslInvestigations o Training **
IX! Performance Recognition * o Volunteer Work *
o Adapt to Change
o Manage Multiple Demands
o Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Time Saving
o Builds Trust within Work Group o Financial Savings
o Demonstrates Initiative o Other
o Exceptional Dependability
o Exceptional Performance of Duty
(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
o Consider for Newsletter
Employee(s) Involved: Mike Martin, Steven heimsness, Benjamin Schwarz,
Howard Payne, Rhonda Hennessey, Rebecca Lindsey, Angela Straka,
Stephanie Zimdars.
Date(s): 12/16/11 Time: 0505 Case # (if applicable): 2011-353208
Synopsis: .
On 12/16/11 at 05:05 officers were sent to • Williamson st. where the resident had barricaded
his door, and was throwing the contents ofhls apartment out onto the sidewalk and stieet. Officers
maintained a perimeter for over tlu'ee hours in sub freezing temperatures. Several officers who knew
the subject from past professional contacts attempted to talk him out of his apartment so we could get
him the help that he needed. .
Due to the time of day app. 08:00, and the fact that foot and vehicle traffic was becoming an issue
we attempted to gain access to the subject's front door from a neighboring apartment. The subject
then stepped out onto the ledge in-front of his apartment. He was'about 10ft oft'the ground. After
approximately 50 minutes the subject decided to come down. He was then transported to a medical
facility to receive the mental health care that he desperately ·needed:
Despite the cold weather and being on the scene for almost three hours officers displayed great
professionalism and compassion toward the subject. The actions taken by these officers resulted in a
peaceful resolution, and the subject receiving medical attention.
These officers are to be commended.
Completed by: Sgt. Troy Faust, IBM: 3120
Initial Routing: I:gj CaptainlManager I:gj Lt.fCoordinator I:gj Sgt.fSupervisor I:gj Employee
Rev, 6128nOlO-Employee Activity Recognition Fonn.do<;
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Secondary Routing: Chiefs SecretarylPersonnel File D Training Captain
Rev. Activity Reeognition Forrndoc
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
o Community Policing 0 Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training **
o IncidentslInvestigations 0 Volunteer Work *
I2'l Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: Officers Scott Favour and Steve Heimsness
Date(s): 01-19-10 Time: 0135 Case # (if applicable): 2010-9665
Synopsis:
Throughout the area, police agencies have been investigating an increased amount of both
residential and non-residential burglaries. On 01-19-10 during briefing, Lt. Joey Skenadore
broadcasted a BOLO for an older model blue in color Dodge or Chrysler minivan with wood
paneling and a white liftgate. This particular vehicle has been associated in numerous burglaries
in the City of Madison and Sun Prairie with the identity of the occupants unknown.
On 01-19-10, at approx. 1:35am, Officers Favour and Heimness observed an older model
minivan matching the above description driving WB on W. Gilman St.. Based on the information
that this vehicle has been involved in several burglaries, Officers Favour and Heimsness
performed a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle. All t ~ a n t s of the vehicle were detained
for questioning and the suspect vehicle was taken to_for processing.
I would like to commend both Officer Favour and Heimsness for their performance in this case.
If it was not for their diligence and assertiveness to detail, this ring of burglars would still be out
in the public victimizing the citizens of our community. With their hard work, two out ofthe
three suspects have been arrested and are currently in the Dane County Jail awaiting charges.
Completed by: Sgt. Rahaman mM:2791
Initial Routing: [g] CaptainJDistrict File [g] Lieutenant 0 Supervisor [g] Employee
Secondary Routin&: [g] Chiefs SecretarylPersonnel File 0 Training Captain
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
East Police District
D Community Policing D Traffic Enforcement and Education
D Goal Setting D Training **
D Incidents/Investigations D Volunteer Work *
[gJ Performance Recognition * D Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
D Problem Solving D Other
D Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(. Routed to Chiefs Secretary; •• Routed to Training Captain)
D Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: PO's John Boespflug, Jim Dexter, Zach Haggerty,
Adrian Alan, David Mertz, Sarah Stauffer, Ken Mosley, Henry Whyte, Chad
Crose, Joel Stelter, Steve-Heimsness and Wade Gummin; Inv.'s Tom Parr and
Ray Hessefort; Sgt. Jason Ostrenga
Date(s): 03-19-10 Time: 1 :34 a.m. Case # (if applicable): 2010-72416
Synopsis:
On 03-19-10, PO Boespflug was running traffic on S. Park St. when a car sped by him. PO
, Boespflug attempted to stop this vehicle, but it made several sharp turns to evade him. The
vehicle then sped up, forcing PO Boespflug into a high speed pursuit. PO Boespflug terminated
the pursuit on S. Park St. since it was only for a traffic violation. Shortly after that, the vehicle
was seen turning into Meriter E,R. where the occupants were contacted.
It urns out that this vehicle had been involved in a shooting and the passenger had been wounded
in the neck, causing a life-threatening injury. PO's Dexter and Mertz were assigned to the
victim, who was being treated in the emergency room. PO Boespflug, with PO Haggerty's
assistance, attempted to interview the driver of the vehicle. This was complicated by the fact the
driver was very agitated and not being very forthcoming with information. PO Alan was
assigned to stay with the victim's vehicle to secure the crime scene. This was later processed by
Inv. Hessefort.
While this was occurring, East District officers were sent to the 2400 block of S. Stoughton Rd.
reference reports of a shooting. It was quickly determined that these two incidents were related.
East officers, including PO's Whyte and Stelter, quickly shut down S. Stoughton Rd. and secured
the crime scene. They assisted Inv. Parr in processing this crime scene. Sgt. Ostrenga was
responsible for handling this portion of the investigation.
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Meanwhile, PO Stauffer was able to contact a witness and later responded to Murphy's Tavern
with PO Crose since this is where the initial disturbance had occUlTed that led to the shooting.
PO Mosley and Whyte were responsible for canvassing the area and talking with other witnesses.
A final scene was located on Gilson St. PO's Heimsness and Gmnmin were assigned to walk the
route ofthe original vehicle pursuit where PO Heimsness located a .45 caliber pistol.
The officers did a commendable job of securing these scenes and interviewing all the involved
parties they could find. They did this while dealing with multiple crime scenes, less than
coopertive victims and minimal resources. A special note of credit goes to PO Boespflug .. .if not
for proactively running radar, he would not have spotted the victim vehicle. Without him getting
in a pursuit, the driver may have simply dropped offhis injured passenger and driven away. This
would have precluded us from gathering crucial evidence on the vehicle, as well as finding the
gun which was potentially thrown out during the pursuit. Overall, very nicely done by everyone
involved.
Completed by: Sgt. Wiering IBM: 2799
Initial Routing: o CaptainJDistrict File o Lieutenant o Supervisor o Employee
Secondary Routing: ~ Chiefs SecretarylPersonnel File ~ Training Captain
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
East Police District
o Community Policing 0, Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training **
o Incidents/Investigations 0 Volunteer Work *
IZI Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assigmnents
(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: Offi<;ers
Frei,O'Shea,Heimsness,Franklin,Soto,Pihlaja,Blake and Sgt Webster.
Date(s): 06-24-10 Time: 01:24 Case # (if applicable): 2010-174448
Synopsis:
Officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress. Officer Dan Frei was close and arrived on
scene with minutes of the initial calL Officer Frei began immediately asking dispatch important
questions which provided valuable information to responding units. Officer Frei broadcast
information regarding suspects location and number. Officers O'Shea, Heimsness, Franklin,
Blake and Pihlaja set up a perimeter on the front and back of the diner. When the perimeter was
set officers made announcments at the front door ordering the suspects to the ground and they
were taken into custody without incident. Officers were able to get incriminating statements from
one of the suspects. Both suspects have a history of burglary.
I wanted to high light the good work done by these officers, their quick and decisive actions led
to a safe and sucessful outcome. Excellent communitcation and coordination allowed officers to
take these suspects into custody,no one was injured during the call and all stolen property was
returned to the owner. Excellent work!
Completed by: Lt. Skenandore IDM:2637
Initial Routing: !2l CaptainlDistrict File !2l Lieutenant D Supervisor D Employee
Secondary Routing: D Chief s Secretary/Personnel File D Training Captain
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
o Community Policing 0 Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training **
o IncidentslInvestigations 0 Volunteer Work *
~ Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving . 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assigmnents
Co Routed to Chiefs Secretary; o. Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: Sgt Donahue, PO McDermott, PO Heimsness, PO
Hamilton, NPO R Gonzalez, PO A Ward, PO S Kelly, PO Crose, PO Blake,
PO Goodchild, Inv McEvoy, Inv Urso, Inv Parr, PO R Wilson, and PO Lee
Date(s): 07-07-09 Time: 22:12 Case # (if applicable): 2009-200043
Synopsis:
On 07-07-09 at approximately 10:12 pm Officers were dispatched to the 500 block ofW Johnson
St reference an MY vs Ped injury accident. Dispatched advised callers were reporting the
pedestrian was deceased.
PO Hamilton, PO Heimsness, PO Blake and PO McDermott were the first to arrive and blocked
off the scene protecting evidence. PO McDermott contacted and stayed with the driver while PO
Hamilton and PO Heimsness contacted two individuals who were with the victim at the time of
the accident. One of these subjects was the victim's brother who was very upset. PO Heimsness
and PO Hamilton did an excellent job of calming him down and seperating him from the driver.
PO Hamilton and Heimsness remained with the victim's brother who witnessed the accident.
This individual was extremely emotional and distraught when he was told his brother did not
survive the accident. PO Hamilton and Heimsness remained calm and took him to the hospital to
be with his brother.
PO McDermott remained with the driver and obtained detailed information. PO McDermott was
able to keep the driver calm in a very stressful situation. PO Blake went in the ambulance with
the victim to the hospital. PO Blake did an outstanding job of preserving and collecting evidence
at the hospital. PO Goodchild assisted at the scene and then secured the vehicle as evidence at
the vehicle impound facility. These Officers did an outstanding job of stabilizing and protecting
the scene which was outside of the Nitty Gritty Bar where numerous people were coming out to
see what happened.
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NPO R Gonzalez took control in directing Officer where to go to shut down traffic and
coordinating other resources until Sgt Donahue and I arrived. NPO R Gonzalez, PO A Ward, PO
S Kelly and PO Crose were able to locate and interview several witnesses aiding in determining
how the accident took place. PO S Kelly did a great interview with a witness who was directly
behind the driver who struck the pedestrian. He obtained very detailed information that was
crucial in figuring out what had happened. NPO R Gonzalez then tracked down employees of
the Nitty Gritty Tavern who waited on the victim and his fi"iends prior to the accident. He
obtained important infOlmation that led up to the accident.
Sgt Donahue initially responded to the scene and helped control and preserve the scene. After I
arrived on scene she reponded to the hospital and took control of the scene there including
making sure evidence was preserved and collected from the victim. Sgt Donahue and I discussed
several details and coordinated notification offamily members who were at the hospital and at
the scene.
Inv McEvoy and Urso processed the scene while Inv Parr responded to the Hospital. Traffic
Specialists R Wilson, Lee and Lt Jugavich responded to the scene and assisted with the
investiation. They conducted very thorough interviews and obtain detailed information that help
determine what had occurred. The exchange of information between the Officers and the Traffic
Specialist went very smooth. .
The collective effort of these Officers and Investigatos is a text book example of what it means
to work as a team. The professionalism, compasssion and attention to detail by these Officers
and Investigators during this investiation should be commended.
Completed by: Sgt. Matt Schroedl IBM: 2793
Initial Routing: . ~ CaptainlDistrict File ~ Lieutenant 0 Supervisor o Employee
Secondary Routing: o Chiefs SecretarylPersonnel File 0 Training Captain
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
o Community Policing 0 Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training **
~ Incidents/Investigations 0 Volunteer Work *
~ Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: Officers Stephen Heimsness, Corey Urso & Reggie
Patterson
Date(s): 2008-current Time: 0000 Case # (if applicable): 20 -
Synopsis:
During the 2008 year, the D20's, consisting of Officers Stephen Heimsness, Corey Urso and
Reggie Patterson have exemplified great work through professionalism and teamwork. The
officers have been irmovative in capturing many violations/crimes in progress through video·
without direction from a supervisor. Their communciation skills are not only effective among
their peers, but also through the general public, city and district attorney's office.
The officers have also shared their knowledge and experience with the younger, newer
downtown officers and have been mentors to them. On numerous occasions, these officers have
conveyed how much they have learned from listening and watching the d20's.
The above officers have on many occassions shuttled vehicles to and from ramps and outside
districts, again, without any direction from a supervisor. These officers definitely lead by
example and I feel they should be recognized for their many efforts.
Completed by: Sgt. Mierow IDM:2587
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
o Community Policing 0 Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training ** .
o IncidentslInvestigations 0 Volunteer Work *
!Zl Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chief's Secretary; •• Routed to Training Captain)
o Consider for Departmental Award
. Employee(s) Involved: P.O. Chee Lee, P.O. Jen Kane, P.O. Steve Heimsness,
P.O. Amelia Soto, P.O. Nick Eull, Sgt. Rachael Peterson
Date(s): 07114/2007 Time: 1 0:22p.m. Case # (if applicable): 2007-81741
Synopsis:
P.O. Lee was at Meriter Park Hospital working on a Domestic Battery Case .. While he had been
at the hospital, he noticed a man standing in the smoking area outside the ER area, holding a
knife to his neck. I overheard P.O. Chee call out this information on chrome!' 1. I was working
on Channel 3 and was reletively close. I requested immediate assistance of a downtown officer
with a laser and P.O. Kane advised she would respond. Without asking, Officer Heimsness, Soto,
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P.O. Heimsness loaded his less lethal shotgun, while PO Kane had her taser ready at the subject.
PO Lee was maintaining verbals with the suject, who was advising he wanted to die and did not
want to go to jail. Officer Soto and Offier Eull provided lethal coverage. Officer Kane and
Heimsness continued verbals with the subject and took the subject into custody without incident.
This was an excellent display of teamwork. PO Lee, did an outstanding job of keeping aware of
his surroundings while dealing with a completely different call.
Completed by: Sgt. Rachael Peterson mM:2712
Initial Routing: 181 CaptainlDistrict File 181 Lieutenant 181 Supervisor 181 Employee
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
Central Police District
o Community Policing 0 Traffic Enforcement and Education
o Goal Setting 0 Training **
o Incidents/Investigations 0 Volunteer Work *
Performance Recognition * 0 Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
o Problem Solving 0 Other
o Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chief's Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: Jim Morovic, Steve Heimsness
Date(s): 09-27-07 Time: 10:43p Case # (if applicable): 2007-116786
Synopsis:
On 09-27-07 officer were dispatched to the Doty st ramp in reference to a person on the top floor
threatening to jump off. Officers Steve Heimsness were the first to arrive and
began to talk to the suicidal person. _(mlw,.87) was upset over relationship
issues. He is battling mental health issues and addiction issues and had been feeding his
addiction that night prior to police contact.
When the officers arrived.was perched on the railing,
on the out side of the safety wall. Severial times it appeared fall, truly accidently.
Officers Morovic and Heimsness slowly began to dialog remained mute through
most ofthe officers efforts .. This silence made the officers even harder
giving no "hooks" for the officers to use. At least three times _postured as if jumping was
about to happen. The officers modeled calm as other officers rescue worked around the
scene.
Officer Morovic was able to give me up dates during the call as it was hard to hear
position. While he did this officer Heimsness took over talking. I was able to contact_
theropist and get some possible "hooks" from him to help the efforts. I fed these to officer
Morovic who then clearly worked these hooks into his efforts with. These efforts payed
off as .surendered to the officers with no further problems.
The Officers involved were professional, calm, compassionate, patient, and focused and it was
an honor to watch._saw no future, no options, no hope. Jim and Steve trueIy saved a life
this night. Just as plucked. from the middle of an ocean.
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Completed by: Sgt. McCaw mM:2408
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To:
Date:
Subject: Re: Results from the feedback form ...
Mr. Lipske:
Thank you for your email to our department about Officer Heimsness. I have
included his commander in this email so he is made aware of actions.
Thank you again for .your email.
Mike Hanson
Public Information Officer
Madison police Department
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Officer Steve Heimsness and his partner on the evening of Dec 23/24th were
ever-sa-helpful with our stalled vehicle. Prior to calling a towing company
and letting the company figure it out, Off. Heimsness got down on his knees
and looked at our car, offered suggestions, and made it possible for my sister
and me to get back to Fond du Lac that evening. Although it was noisy without
a muffler, he made it possible for us to get back for the holidays that
evening and we're greatly appreciative for that ... thanks!
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CCI Davenport, Johni Heimsness, Steve
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(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
Employee(s) Involved: Emily Pierre, Steve Heimsness, Brian Sheehy,Theresa
Hilleman
Date(s): 02/10/2004 Time: 2:22am Case # (if applicable): 2004-14403
Synopsis:
Officers Pierre and Heimsness responded to Walgreens and set up waiting for the suspects
involved in a perscription fraud. With the assistance of Officers Hilleman and Sheehy 3 suspects
were taken into custody. Officer Pierre did an outstanding job interviewing the woman who was
coming for the prescription. Officer Sheehy did a thorough search of the vehicle the three came
in. the team work and complete investigation showed teamwork and exemplary work.
Completed by: Sgt Mcclurg mM:2409
Initial Routing: IZI CaptainlDistrict File IZI Lieutenant IZI Supervisor IZI Employee
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Attorney Hal Harlowe
Attorney Robert DeBauche
Attorney William Richard Jones
cOpy
Michael J. Herbert, J.D., Researcher
Attorney D. Winthrop Hass, Of Counsel.
HAL HARLOWE & ASSOCIATES, S.c.
July 16, 2004
Police Officer Steve Heimsness #2792
City of Madison Police Department
West Police District
1710 McKenna Blvd.
Madison, WI 53711
Dear Officer Heimsness:
519 North Pinckney Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-1473
Telephone: 608-257-7007, Fax: 608-257-5040
I am the guy you stopped when I was rushing to make a flight to
Philadelphia. Thanks to your thoughtfumess I was able to make the flight and
avoid what would have been a logistic nightmare. Incidentally, I stayed two miles
below the speed limit for the rest of the trip to the airport.
I suspect that you are routinely professional and gracious in your dealings
with people. In this instance, I just wanted you to know I truly appreciated your
kindness.
Sincerely,
Hal Harlowe
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Community Policing
Goal Setting
Incidents/Investigations
Perfonnance Recognition *
Problem Solving
olice Department
r Development
Traffic Enforcement and Education
Training **
Volunteer Work *
Workplace hnprovementlSuggestions
Other
Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(. Routed to Chiefs Secretary; •• Routed to Training Captain)
Employee(s) Involved: P.O. Wiering, P.O. Bielski, P.O. Heimsness, P.O.
Needelman
Date(s): 10-24-04 Time: 01:31 Case # (if applicable): 2004-127293
Synopsis:
Officers responded to La where a woman was reporting she was bleeding all over
and her 2 yr old son but she was not saying how this ocurred. Officers shared
information well with each other, as different officers had been to this residence for domestic
criminal investigations in the past involving the boyfriend of the victim. Officers shared that they
believed there was outstanding PC charges from the most recent incident, and did in fact confmn
this. Officer's encountered a victim who would not say what happened, a 2 yr old who could not
tell us what happened, and a witness who lied about her identity and would not provide much
information as well.
Officer's Wiering and Bielski continued to pursue different avenues of gaining cooperation from
the victim to provide the truth, eventually succeeding. Officer's Heimsness & Needelman
obtained continually incriminating details in a statement from the suspect, after he was located
and returned to the home. P.O. Heimsness got the suspect to explain what the argument was
over, which was the witness being on the run from the law and staying at the apt. Officer
Heimsness got the suspect to provide that person's correct name, and she was subsequently
arrested for obstructing and for several warrants.
The injuries to the domestic battery victim required 8 staples. The detailed interviews and
perseverence of all the officer's turned this case into a very prosecutable case in a domestic
relationship that clearly needed outside intervention. The officer's daily excellent work habits
paid off in a significant way for this mother of young children, whether she or the children ever
realize it.
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Secondary Routing: Chiefs SecretarylPersonnel File Training Captain
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Goal Setting
Incidents/Investigations
Perfonnance Recognition •
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Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chiers Secretary;
Traffic Enforcement and Education
Training .-
Volunteer Work •
Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
Other
** Routed to Training Captain)
Employee(s) Involved: P.O. Steve Heimsness & P.O. Wiering
Date(s): 07-08-04 Time: 01:35-01:41 Case # (if applicable): 2004-78141
Synopsis:
P.O. Heimsness observed what appeared to be a drunk driver and attempted to stop it from the
time he observed it at 5600 Old Middletonlllltil the vehicle eventually pulled into a parking lot at
4829 Sheboygan Ave. The driver was uncooperative and would not get out of the vehicle. P.O.
Wiering anived shortly thereafter and positioned himself with his tazer to prevent the driver from
trying to drive the vehicle again. P. O. Heimsness tried to remove the subject from the vehicle but
the subject kept preventing this. The suspect was pepper sprayed and finally removed from the
vehicle. However, he continued to fight P. O. Heimsness and was tazed by P. O. Wiering. The
subject was then taken into custody. TIlere were outstanding warrants for the suspect as well.
P.O. Heimsness descnbed the vehicle's behavior, reason for his pursuit, speeds, conditions, traffic,
etc in an exemplary manner, keeping responding officers appraised of all changes. P.O.
Heimsness & Wiering then took the individual into custody with minimal risks to everyone
involed.
Both officers should be commended for their work.
Completed by: Lauri Schwartz IDM:2038
Initial Routing: CaptainlDisiriet File Lieutenant Supervisor Employee
Secondary Routing: Chiefs SecretaryfPersonnel File Training Captain
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From:
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Date:
Subject:
John Davenport
Lauri Schwartz; Tony Peterson
7/28/20042:12:46 PM
Re: Performance Recognition-Heimsness
Nice Job Steve and Galenl We appreciate your dedication and commitment to this dept. and the
community.
Thank you,
JD
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I thought I had forwarded this, but when I asked Steve if he had gotten a copy, he hadn't. I kind find that I
sent it, so I am sending it now. Steve did a really nice job on this. Sorry I failed to get it to you the same
day I did it, which was the day of the pursuit.
cc: Galen Wiering; Steve Heimsness
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MPD Performance Recognition
West Police District
Employee(s) Involved: C.Corcoran. D. Nale. P. Green. S; Heimsness Assignment:
Case #: 2003-44326 Date: 4/24/2003
Activity: Subject armed with knife.
COMMENTS
On 04-25 Officers were dispatched to 2309 Carling drive ref a white male who was anned with
knife. Prior to officers arrival officer Corcoran,Nale and Green set up a loose perimeter with
officer Nale who was operating in an undercover capacity keeping the suspect in sight. Officer
Corcoran went to the rear of the building to cut off any avenue of escape should the suspect
attempt to flee. As officer Heimsness approached the suspect from a distance the subject then
atlmpeted to run behind the building where he encountered officer Corcoran. The suspect then
turned and attempted to go back to the front where hemet Officers Nale,Green and Heimsness.
The expertise and professionalism ofthese officers prevented the suspect from escaping. No
citizens or officers were injured during the incident. The suspect did have two knives in his
possession at the time of capture. The experience and swift action of these officers ensured the
successful resolution of this incident
Completed by: Sgt. Skenandore IBM: 2637
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Training
Volunteer Work
Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
Other
Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
Employee(s) Involved: PO Steve Heimsness, PO Galen Wiering
Date: 07125/2003 Time: 12:22A Case # (if applicable): 2003-87230
Synopsis:
On 07/25103!!1t a prox 12:22 A.M., PO Steve Heimsness and PO Galen Wiering were dispatched
to a PNB at anitowoc Pkwy. Upon arrival both officers discovered a 54 year old male,
who suffers am congestive heart failure, laying on a bed PNB. Both officers were able to lower
this individual who weighed at least 300lbs to the ground. The officers hooked up the AED and
were told by the AED to begin CPR. The officers began 2 person CPR at 12:27 A.M. Madison
Fire arrived on scene approx 4 minutes later and paremedics continued rescue efforts. The
individual was transported to UW ER. As of this report the victim regained a pulse and was
breathing with the assistance of a machine. UW hospital advises that the victim is in critical
condition but currently stable.
Both officers first responder actions clearly are a major factor in this individual being alive at this
time. Outstanding life saving actions demonstrated by both!!
Completed by: Paulson IDM: 2322
CaptainiDistrict File Lieutenant Supervisor Employee
* Note: Performance Recognition is used in those circumstances where an employee's performance does not
rise to the level of a commendation, but is still worthy of recognition. This form will -take the place
of the Department compliment fonn .
•• Reminder: Command Staff of each work unit are responsible for forwarding completed Career Development
forms in the following areas as designated:
a. Performance Recognition - to the employee's personnel file in the front office
b. Volunteer work - to the employee's personnel file in the front office
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Madison Police Department
Employee Activity Form
South Police District
D Community Policing D Traffic Enforcement and Education
D Goal Setting [g) Training * *
D Incidents/Investigations D Volunteer Work *
D Perfonnance Recognition * D Workplace Improvement/Suggestions
D Problem Solving D Other
[g) Special Initiatives, Special Assignments
(* Routed to Chiefs Secretary; ** Routed to Training Captain)
D Consider for Departmental Award
Employee(s) Involved: PO's Tim Patton, Matt Nordquist, Steve Heimsness,
Sgt.'s Shawn Engel and Erik Fuhremann
Date(s): April 13,14 and 15th Time: 6pm to lam Case # (if applicable): 20 -
Synopsis:
West District officers recently went through simunition training at the old Dunham Sports
store at Westgate Mall. This training consisted of taking two officers off the street at a time and
putting them through three different, patrol-type scenarios. The first scenario was a building
clearing exercise. The second scenario was a disturbance where one of the "suspects" displays a
gun. The final scenario was an officer-down situation where responding officers had to rescue
the downed officer.
There was a lot of work that went into planning and conducting this training and it would not
have been possible without the help of numerous people. First and foremost on this list would be
PO Patton. Even though he was assisting with in-service at the time, PO Patton still took the
time to assist the West District with this training. He provided all the equipment and was the
overall safety coach for the training. In addition, he provided valuable feedback to the officers
going through the training.
Sgt's Engel and Fuhremann were also instlUmental in putting on this training. Both of them
helped to develop the training scenarios that were used at Dunham Sports. They also acted as
actors and coaches during the scenarios. Also assisting in these capacities were PO's Heimsness
and Nordquist. All the individuals listed above had to change their work schedules to assist with
this training. Their time, experience and commitment were essential in putting on this training.
Through their hard work, 28 officers were put through the training scenarios. Each pair of
officers took approximately one hour to complete the scenarios and corresponding de-briefings.
This provided valuable one-on-one training that is not always possible at in-service: I believe the
above mentioned officers should be applauded for their hard work.
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Office of the Mayor
December 3, 2002
Dear Officer Heimsness,
Please accept my sincere congratulations
your handling of the situation involving
September. I want to add my compliments to those oIthe Mental
Health Center of Dane County on your actions and behavior in
dealing with this very difficult case.
On behalf of the citizens of the City of Madison, thank you for
your service and professionalism.
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CITY OF MADISON
INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
CORRESPONDENCE
DATE: October 7,2002
TO: Police Officer Stephen Heimsness, Central District Station
FROM: Chief Richard K. Williams, Madison Police Department
SUBJECT:
Thank you for the wonderful cooperation that you gave extraordinary
and trying conditions.
One SOAR supervisor complained to me that during our contact with Mr._that we were
racist because he was a large black man. The attached letter attests to the 'cl'furts"taken by
everyone involved with this case.
Thank you for doing a great job!

Richard K. Williams
Chief of Police
Attachment
cc: Personnel File
F:IUSERSIPdsmjlEzekiel Golden.1 O.02.doc
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MENTAL HEALTH CENTER of Dane County, Inc.
625 West Washington Avenue • Madison. WI 53703-2639 • (608) 280-2700 • FAX (608) 280-2707
October 1 ',2002
Police Chief Richard Williams
Madison Police Department
211 S. Carroll st.
Madison WI 53709
Dear Chief Williams:
I'm writing to tell about the great work done by a group of MPD officers last
week on a case that very difficult. It started on Monday 9/23, with a
mentally ill young man, whO had been hospitalized at Meriter on 9/20 with
blood clots in his legs psychiatric condition deteriorated over the. ,
weekend, and by the evening of he was refusing further medical treatment and
insisted upon .leaving the hospital. What happened over the next several hours was
confusing and chaotic, but he ended up leaVing the hospital just before the legal paperwork
requjred for the hospital to keep and treat him had been completed. Later that night, MPD
located and brought him ba,ck to the emergency room parking lot, but he wouldn't go in,' and
my understanding is that at that time, he was sitting calmly, and explaining in an apparently
convincing way why he didn't wish to continue his medical treatment. ' Officers ,felt that they
had no grounds to force the man into the emergency room, and finally drove him to an '
address which they believed to be his home. These events began during the evening and
went on until the early hours of the morning. Making the situation more difficult was the fact
that there were many parties involved (Meriter medical staff, psychiatric staff, legal staff,

·s staff, and staff of the SOAR program which provides mental health treatment to Mr.
aMlot of confusion about what should/could be done. There was genuine fear
a r. medical situation, but I'm sure that the police officers involved in bringing
him back 'fe a hey were being asked to fix a mess not of their own making and about
which they were getting different advice from different people.
The M'e t mo ning, Tuesday, a Body Attachment to UW Hospitals was iS$ued
because Mr. is under. commitment and wasn't following the treatment
recommendations a his treaters. He wasn't located until that evening, and police, Crisis and
his to hopefully persuade him to cooperate with a .
hospitalization .. __ is an enormous, muscular young man, who was paranoid
and delusional that evening, ana had dangerous blood clots in his lungs and legs. Over the
next several hours, police officers handled the situation with utmost professionalism,
resP!3ct, and restraint, and were finally able to deliver him safely to UW Hospitals via
ambulance, in restraints. Accomplishing this, however, was extremely challenging. As
family l11embers arrived and got involved, they cajoled him to cooperate and go to the
hospital, which contributed to him getting m0re escalated, finally running out of the h.ouse,
and ultimately having to be tackl,ed by police in order to keep him from running away. At
this point, family turned against the police, at least one of them physically attacking one of
the officers, others beclimiemotionallY distraught. All in all, this case could so easily have
ended badly, with Mr. njured or in medical crisis, or with officers or family members
injured, or with him elu Ing e eryone once again.
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The credit for these things NOT happening must go to the police officers who were
involved, Uiider the leadership of Sgt. Jim Dexheimer. I asked community liaison Kristen
Roman to identify them all for me, and I have included the list of their names below. .
We in the Crisis Unit, as the staff of SOAR, are grateful to them f9r returning a very ill
man to the hospital, carrying out this tough assignment in such a humane fashion.
Please extend our thanks to them. . . . .
Sincerely,

Stevenson, Manager
Emergency SeNices Unit
These are the MPD officers involved with the case:
Initial call: 9/23 9:10pm
Officer Carlos Valentin
Officer Michael Evans
Officer Jesse Harman (involved in two calls)
Officer Jen Kane
Officer Erik D\l.lma (involved in two calls)
Return call: 9/24 1: 1 Dam
OIC-Lt. Vic Wahl (involved in two calls)
Sergeant Karen Krahn .
Officer Carrie Hemming(involved in two calls)
Officer Christopher Smith
Officer Erik Dalma
Officer Matt Tye
Return call: 9/247:10 pm
OIC-Lt. Vic Wahl
Sergeant Jim Dexheimer
Officer Dan McFarlane
Officer Jesse Harman .
Officer Susan Krause
Officer Tammi Droessler
Officer Stephen Heimsness
Officer Scott Favour
Officer Jason McGee
Officer Rebecca Overland
Officer Carrie Hemming
Officer Michelle Walker
Officer Jeanne Stenson
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BEG DATE COURSE TITLE SPONSOR HOURS LOCATION
10/1/1997 RADAR CERTIFICATION (PRE-SERVICE ACADEMY) MPD MADISON, WI
10/27/1997 DANE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER MPD 0.1 MADISON, WI
2/25/1998 DWI DETECTION & STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING COURSE MPD- DOT MADISON, WI
3/14/1998 DANE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER SAFETY RULES- MPD 0.1 MADISON, WI
VIDEO
8/5/1998 RADAR CERTIFIED - PRACTICAL EXAM COMPLETED MPD MADISON, WI
10/1/1998 BOMB THREATS DCSOVIDEO 0.3 MADISON, WI
CPR - BCLS RESCUER - COURSE C MPD 4 MADISON, WI
11/1/1998 REQUEST FOR AnORNEY - STOP QUESTIONS/ROLL CALL LAW #55, WI DEPT OF JUSTICE TRAINING 0.25 MADISON, WI
ARIZONA V. ROBERSON & STANDARDS
12/1/1998 DRIVER LICENSING LAW CHANGES WI DEPT OF TRANS 0.25 MADISON, WI
OTHER REGISTRATION LAW CHANGES WI DEPT OF TRANS 0.1 MADISON, WI
1/1/1999 INFORMING THE ACCUSED/REGISTRATION LAW TRAINING WI DEPT OF TRANS 0.25 MADISON, WI
2/12/1999 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE TRAINING MPD 8 MADISON, WI
4/25/1999 POLICE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING MPD MADISON, WI
9/29/1999 ULTRALYTE CERTIFICATION MPD MADISON, WI
2/17/2000 WINTER IN-SERVICE - ON DUTY SHOOT MPD 2 MADISON, WI
3/1/2000 HOW TO REQUEST SPECIALIZED TRAINING 0.25
4/19/2000 ENFORCING UNDERAGE DRINKING LAWS: SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES OJJDP 18 STEVENS POINT,
AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES WI
5/1/2000 AR15 RIFLE TRANSITIONAL TRAINING MPD 24 MADISON, WI
5/11/2000 CONTROL OF HANDCUFFED PRISONERS MPD 0.15 MADISON, WI
6/5/2000 LOITERING FOR THE PURPOSES OF DRUG DEALING/BUYING MPD - WAHL CA - ZILAVY 2 MADISON, WI
ORDINANCE TNG
6/26/2000 PROTECTIVE OPERATIONS BRIEFING US SECRET SERVICE 14 MADISON, WI
7/3/2000 NARCOPOUCH TRAINING MPD 2 MADISON, WI
9/4/2000 PROXEMICS, RELATIVE POSITIONING, CONTACT/COVER MPD - scon FAVOUR 0.25 MADISON, WI
10/23/2000 FALL IN-SERVICE - RACE & SUSPICION CPR RECERTIFICATION MPD 8 MADISON, WI
10/24/2000 FALL IN-SERVICE - RAPID DEPLOYMENT MPD 4 MADISON, WI
FALL IN-SERVICE FIREARMS MPD 4 MADISON, WI
2/11/2001 MANDIEULAR/HYPOGLOSSAL PRESSURE POINT MPD- FAVOUR 0.25 MADISON, WI
2/23/2001 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
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4/5/2001 2001 SPRING IN-SERVICE - RAPID DEPLOYMENT (4 HRS) & FIREARMS (4 MPD 8 MADISON, WI
HRS)
5/14/2001 SET TEAM CROWD MANAGEMET/CROWD CONTROL TRAINING MPD 32 MADISON, WI
5/20/2001 BENT WRIST PAIN COMPLIANCE TECHNIQUE TNG FAVOUR 0.25 MADISON, WI
8/10/2001 ROAD SPIKES VIDEO
11/19/2001 FALL IN-SERVICE - ETHICS MPD 2 MADISON, WI
FALL IN-SERVICE - NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL & CHEMICAL OVERVIEW MPD 1 MADISON, WI
FALL IN-SERVICE - SEARCH POLICY UPDATE MPD 2 MADISON, WI
FALL IN-SERVICE - WORKPLACE HARASSMENT MPD 2 MADISON, WI
11/20/2001 FALL IN-SERVICE - DAAT - KICKSTOP RESTRAINT MPD 2 MADISON, WI
FALL IN-SERVICE - EVOC UPDATE - SPIKE STRIP DEPLOYMENT & MPD 4 MADISON, WI
VEHICLE PURSUIT UPDATE
FALL IN-SERVICE - FIREARMS TRAINING MPD 2 MADISON, WI
1/31/2002 WINTER IN-SERVICE - ON DUTY SHOOT FIREARMS QUALIFICATION & MPD 2 MADISON, WI
AR15 DRY FIRE DRILLS
4/29/2002 SPRING IN-SERVICE TRAINING - FIREARMS, RIFLE, PAPERLESS MPD 8 MADISON, WI
REPORTING SYSTEM, DAAT & DOMESTIC PREPARDNESS/CROWD
CONTROL
9/16/2002 NEW FIELD TRI'IINING OFFICER CERTIFICATION MPD 24 MADISON, WI
11/13/2002 FALL IN-SERVICE TRAINING - HANDGUN QUAL/RIFLE TNG/DAAT- MPD 8 MADISON, WI
HANDCUFFING/BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS/BASIC SPANISH/LESS
LETHAL PROTOCOL
11/14/2002 FALL IN-SERVICE - SENSITIVE CRIMES & CPR MPD 8 MADISON, WI
11/24/2002 ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS VIDEO MPD 0.25 MADISON, WI
2/21/2003 WEST DISTRICT IN-SERVICE (DISTRICT ISSUES, ALDERS, BREAKOUT MPD 8 MADISON, WI
SESSION)
3/11/2003 LESS LETHAL UPDATE TRAINING MPD 4 MADISON, WI
4/7/2003 ANNUAL SET TEAM TRAINING MPD 24 MADISON, WI
4/15/2003 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
4/24/2003 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
5/21/2003 SPRING IN-SERVICE - FIREARMS, PROPERTY ROOM UPDATE, HEALTH & MPD 8 MADISON, WI
WELLNESS
5/27/2003 CANDAS SMITH VIDEO
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PPE TRAINING VIDEO
10/21/2003 FALL IN-SERVICE - GRANT OVERVIEW, REVIEW OF NEW WORLD, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
.
PROPERiY PROCEDURES, IDENT & CIS UPDATE, MOBILE DATA
COMPUTER TNG
10/23/2003 FALL IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN & RIFLE QUALlFICATON/BLOOD BORNE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
PATHOGENS UPDATE/DAAT/EVOC
1/16/2004 TACTICAL DISCUSSION/TNG MPD 1 MADISON, WI
2/9/2004 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUiY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
3/8/2004 TASER CERTIFICATION MPD 8 MADISON, WI
3/31/2004 SPRING IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN/RIFLE SHOOTING SKILLS, POLICY MPD 8 MADISON, WI
UPDATE (TASER), CRITICAL INCIDENT COMMAND
4/26/2004 SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM TNG MPD 24 MADISON, WI
6/8/2004 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUiY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
9/30/2004 FALL IN-SERVICE -IN-CAR DIGITAL VIDEO & CPR/AED RECERTIFICATION MPD 8 MADISON, WI
1/27/2005 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUiY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
2/11/2005 WEST DISTRICT IN-SERVICE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
3/16/2005 SHOOTER DEVELOPMENT TNG MPD 4 MADISON, WI
4/22/2005 SPRING IN-SERVICE - HEALTH & WELLNESS REVIEW, AR-15 OVERVIEW, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
SHOOTING SKILLS, INTERVENTION OPTIONS & RESOLUTION OPTIONS
6/9/2005 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION & K-9 VIDEO (ON-DUiY SHOOT) MPD 1.5 MADISON,WI
6/28/2005 TASER/LESS LETHAL UPDATE MPD 4 MADISON, WI
9/13/2005 FALL IN-SERVICE - NIMS, GANG UPDATE, EVOC, PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC MPD 8 MADISON, WI
LAWS
9/14/2005 FALL IN-SERVICE - FIELD REPORTING MPD 8 MADISON, WI
9/17/2005 SHIFT TRAINING MPD 1 MADISON, WI
1/25/2006 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUiY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
2/16/2006 DISTRICT IN-SERVICE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
2/17/2006 WINTER IN-SERVICE - APM 3-5 PROHIBITED MPD 8 MADISON, WI
HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINATION POLICY, UNCONSCIOUS BIAS, EXCITED
DELIRIUM, CPR
3/28/2006 LASER TRAINING DEANNA REILLY 0.25 MADISON, WI
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4/20/2006 SPRING IN-SERVICE - DAAT/FATS/LOW LIGHT & FLASHLIGHT FIREARMS, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
EXCITED DELIRIUM PRACTICAL SCENARIO
6/15/2006 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
8/15/2006 FTO UPDATE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
10/12/2006 FALL IN-SERVICE - FIREARMS TRAINING & SIMUNITION SCENARIOS MPD 8 MADISON, WI
.
10/17/2006 GLOCK ARMORER SCHOOL MADISON, WI
10/26/2006 FALL IN-SERVICE - TECHNOLOGY TRAINING - PROPERTY ROOM BAR MPD 8 MADISON, WI
CODING, E-CITATIONS, FIELD REPORTING REVIEW, TIME
RECERTIFICATION
1/11/2007 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
2/5/2007 DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - CHIEF'S PRESENTATION, MENTAL HEALTH MPD - CENTRAL 8 MADISON, WI
UPDATE, RECORDED INTERVIEWS, E-TRACS, CASE PROCESSING, POLICY
3/7/2007 SPRING IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN TRAINING, MILO/IES, EVOC, VET MPD 8 MADISON, WI
AFFAIRS PRESENTATION - SOUDERS RETURNING FROM WAR
6/14/2007 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
10/1/2007 FALL IN-SERVICE - AR-15 RIFLE TNG, HANDGUN TNG, DAAT, SCENARIO MPD 8 MADISON, WI
10/2/2007 FALL IN-SERVICE - RADICAL FUNDAMENTALISM, EVOC, CPR MPD 8 MADISON, WI
1/17/2008 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
2/25/2008 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - DEPT GOALS, STRATEGIC PLANNING, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
BUILDING TRUST, RAPID DEPLOYMENT REVIEW
4/15/2008 SPRING IN-SERVICE - COURT DETECTIVES/DA REPORT REVIEW PROCESS MPD 8 MADISON, WI
& UPDATE, ELDER ABUSE, MG&E - ELECTRICITY SAFETY, CELL PHONES
6/3/2008 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
9/15/2008 FALL IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN, AR-15 RIFLE, WEAPON MOUNTED LIGHT, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
GROUND FIGHTING INTRO, SCENARIO
9/16/2008 FALL IN-SERVICE - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & GUIDEBOOK REVIEW, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
MENTAL HEALTH, TRACS CRASH INVESTIGATION, IBR, WIJIS, NEW
WORLD, SPILLMAN & JUVENILE PHOTOGRAPHS
1/15/2009 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
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3/10/2009 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - CHIEF'S MESSAGE: BUILDING THE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
DEPARTMENT AS ONE, STAFFING UPDATE, EVIDENCE COLLECTION -
DNA, SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS, ALCOHOL ISSUES, BOMBS,
DISTRICT INFO
3/26/2009 MARK 9 TRAINING MPD - TONY FIORE 1 MADISON, WI
4/13/2009 SPRING IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN, RIFLE, SIMUNITION SCENARIO, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
MISSING PERSONS, POLICE OFFICER SUICIDE AWARENESS
4/27/2009 DNA TRAINING MPD 0.45 MADISON, WI
5/20/2009 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
7/13/2009 CENTRAL DISTRICT WEAPON RETENTION TRAINING MPD - TIEU 0.7S MADISON, WI
8/11/2009 GLOCK ARMORER DCLETC WAUNAKEE, WI
9/22/2009 EVOC POLICY REVIEW & UPDATE, PRACTICAL, IBR & USE OF FORCE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
REPORTING
9/23/2009 FALL IN-SERVICE HANDGUN, ECD ISOLATION EXERCISE, FACEBOOK MPD 8 MADISON, WI
OVERVIEW, PROFESSIONALISM, HARASSMENT, BBP/CCR/MEDICAL
UPDATE
1/27/2010 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - MPD CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES, LE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
DOMESTIC POLICY UPDATE, EARLY INTERVENTION SOFTWARE,
DISTRICT UPDATES, EAP UPDATE
2/16/2010 WEAPON FAMILIARIZATION MPD - HARDER 0.25 MADISON, WI
4/2/2010 SPRING IN-SERVICE - RIFLE TRAINING, POLICY, CLASSROOM TNG, RIFLE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
QUALIFICATION AND HANDGUN QUALIFICATION
9/20/2010 FALL IN-SERVICE - RIFLE/LESS LETHAL, HANDGUN QUALIFICATION, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
BLOCKING, CORE EXERCISES, AIRSOFT SCENARIO, CORE EXERCISES
9/21/2010 FALL IN-SERVICE - TECHNOLOGY -IMAT, GANG UPDATE - OFFICER MPD 8 MADISON, WI
SAFETY TRAINING, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WMD PATROL RESPONSE
& CASE STUDIES
1/5/2011 ARMORER UPDATE MPD TRAINING CENTER 8 MADISON, WI
1/25/2011 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - USE OF FORCE REPORTING, MENTAL MPD 8 MADISON, WI
HEALTH LlASON UPDATE, CAMERA PROJECT UPDATE, CIS ANALYSTS,
COURT HOUSE SAFETY
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4/21/2011 SPRING IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN TNG, RIFLE QUALIFICATION & TNG, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
TASER ISOLATION DRILL, HEROIN OVERDOSE PROCEDURE
5/31/2011 FIREARMS QUALIFICATION (ON-DUTY SHOOT) MPD 1 MADISON, WI
6/27/2011 CRIMINALJUSTICE INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE MPD-PATION 32 MADISON, WI
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE MPD 32 MADISON, WI
8/16/2011 FTO UPDATE MPD 8 MADISON, WI
9/12/2011 FALL IN-SERVICE - HANDGUN & RIFLE TNG, HANDGUN QUALIFICATION, MPD 8 MADISON, WI
CONCEALED CARRY LAW, OFFICER DOWN RESCUE SCENARIO
SKILLS BASED HANDGUN ASSESSEMENT MPD MADISON, WI
9/13/2011 FALL IN-SERVICE - PROBLEM SOLVING & EVOC MPD 8 MADISON, WI
11/14/2011 RIFLE QUALIFICATION MPD 1 MADISON, WI
1/25/2012 CENTRAL DISTRICT IN-SERVICE - CHIEF'S MESSAGE, JUDGEMENT MPD 8 MADISON, WI
UNDER THE RADAR, FIELD REPORTING, ASSET FORFEITURE, BREAKOUT
SESSIONS, HEROIN UPDATE, SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE UPDATE
.
2/14/2012 ON DUTY SHOOT -1ST QUARTER, HANDGUN/SHIELD TRAINING, MPD 2 MADISON, WI
SHOOT/DON'T SHOOT SIMULATOR
3/7/2012 LEADERSHIP IN POLICE ORGANIZATIONS - LPO MPD 8 MADISON, WI
4/30/2012 ON DUTY SHOOT - 2ND QUARTER HANDGUN QUALIFICATION MPD 1 MADISON, WI
10/15/2012 ON DUTY SHOOT - 4TH QUARTER HANDGUN QUALIFICATION MPD 1 MADISON, WI
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Investigation Employee Case File History
PO Stephen Heimsness
1 Personnel Profile
Employee Name: Heimsness, Stephen E Rank: PO
Central Employee Id: 2792 Bureau:
Sex: M Assignment:
Race: Caucasian Hire Date:
008: .96600:00 Agency:
Position:
Status:
Case No Status Incident Date Allegation Violation
1999-PSIA-0013 Closed 0410211999 Excessive Use of Force 2-1818
1999-PSIA-00S8 Closed 0813111999 Excessive Use of Force 2-1818
2001-PSIA-0016 Closed 0612712001 Excessive Use of Force 2-1818
2002-CR-OS41 Closed 0411412002
Overbearing, Oppressive, or
2-1804
Tyrannical Conduct
2003-CR-0101 Closed 0712612003 Excessive Use of Force 2-1818
2003-CR-0145 Closed 1110S12003
Response to Calls or
Circumstances
2004-CR-0171 Closed 1013012004 Excessive Use of Force 2-218
2006-CR-0016 Closed 0210812006 Performance of Duties. 2-201
2007-PSIA-0001 Closed 1213012006 Excessive Use of Force 2-218
2008-CR-0030 Closed 0212212008
Insulting, Defamatory, or
2-20S
Obscene Language
2008-CR-00SO Closed 0312912008 Excessive Use of Force 2-218
2009-CR-0123 Closed 0712712009
Insulting, Defamatory, or
2-20S
Obscene Language
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Finding
No Finding
Exonerated
Sustained
No Finding
No Finding
Exonerated
No Finding
Exonerated
Not Sustained
Exonerated
No Finding
Sustained
Action
Documented
Counseling
Suspension 5
Documented
Counseling
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1 Personnel Profile
Employee Name: Heimsness, Stephen E
Employee Id: 2792
Sex: M
Race: Caucasian
DaB: 06/21/196600:00
Case No Status Incident Date
2009-PSIA-0009 Closed 0211512009
2010-CR-0237 Closed 08/10/2010
2012-PSIA-0054 Open 11/09/2012
Allegation
Excessive Use of Force
Performance of Duties
Deadly Force Authorized
Rank:
Bureau:
Assignment:
Hire Date:
Agency:
Position:
Status:
Violation
2-218
2-201
6-100
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Finding Action
No Finding
Exonerated
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