Mayor Dave Wood has appointed Mishawaka Fire Battalion Chief Bryon Woodward to succeed Dale Freeman as Fire Chief of the Mishawaka Fire Department. Freeman will retire on June 13, 2016 after a 36-year career with the Mishawaka Fire Department, having served the last 19 years as Fire Chief.
Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has named Detective Lt. Robert Pawlowski as the recipient of the Mishawaka Police "Officer of the Year" award for 2015. "Lt. Pawlowski has proven to be an outstanding officer," commented Chief Witkowski. "His accomplishments and actions over the course of the year and beyond reflect highly upon him and the Mishawaka Police Department."
The Mishawaka Police Department will honor those who have fallen in the line of duty with a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00pm. The ceremony will take place at the Mishawaka Police Department located at 200 North Church Street in Mishawaka.
The public is invited.
Mishawaka’s 67th annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016, beginning at 9:30 A.M. The theme for the 2016 Memorial Day Parade will be "Duty-Honor-Sacrifice”. The parade will begin at Third and Main Streets and it will turn left at Mishawaka Ave. and end at Battell Park.
The Parade Entry Form can be found here. Questions should be directed to Doug West, Line-up Chairperson at (574) 286-3336. All entries must be received by May 10, 2016 to be listed in the program.