“It is important to recognize the law enforcement community’s outstanding acts of courage, bravery, fidelity, and devotion to duty.  Their stories show what the police officers of the State of Wisconsin are made of.”  


-William R. Hansen.  A Racine police officer, Hansen was shot twice during a 1933 bank robbery by John Dillinger and his gang.  He later served as the chief of the Racine Police Department from 1948-1951.

​Museum of Valor

Honoring the bravery of those who protect and serve.

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Wisconsin Law Enforcement


"I greatly respect Wisconsin's law enforcement officers, and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.  I am thrilled and delighted to help honor their invaluable public service."

   -BO RYAN, Museum of Valor Honorary Chair

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It is important to recognize the law enforcement community's outstanding acts of bravery and courage, and we look forward to sharing the stories which demonstrate what our officers, and our state, are made of.  Your invaluable assistance will provide the critical funding needed to construct this one-of-a-kind institution, and to support our other charitable programs and scholarships. Our status as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization has been formally approved by the IRS.  As such, contributions to the Museum of Valor are tax deductible.  

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help make our vision a reality!

Donations may also be sent by regular mail to:

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Museum of Valor

660 John Nolen Drive, Suite 300

Madison, WI  53713