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Imperial Police Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

  • Imperial Police Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

IMPERIAL, Neb. – Imperial Police Chief Ryan Wisnieski was honored with a Patriot Award recently by Dick Trail, a Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer in recognition of outstanding support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

He was nominated for being highly supportive of the Nebraska Army National Guard by his Reserve Component employee, Spc. Daniel Morales.

Morales noted Chief Wisnieski has been extremely supportive of his military duty and has hired another Guard member, which means 50 percent of the police department are currently serving in the Guard. He stated the department willingly assumes extra duties while both are attending annual training and never complain. He added they always recognize him for his commitment to the community and to the nation and they are proud to have him as a member of the team.

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Trail in his presentation. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units, and it’s a pleasure for me to recognize Chief Ryan Wisnieski and the Imperial Police Department with this award.”

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Pictured: Dick Trail, ESGR volunteer, and Chief Ryan Wisnieski