Officer Arranges Special Recognition for Student

Ulrich and Hanson

NRO Dan Ulrich and Guest of Honor Kaden Hanson.

During the Saturday, February 21st, Viterbo men’s homecoming basketball game, the La Crosse Police Department, Viterbo University, and the La Crosse Area Boys and Girls Club – Amie L. Mathy Center announced a special surprise to the crowd of spectators.

Amongst the spectators were La Crosse Police Neighborhood Resource Officer Dan Ulrich and Kaden Hanson, an 7th grade student at Longfellow Middle School and regular attendee at the Mathy Center.  Over the past several months, NRO Ulrich has gotten to know Kaden pretty well as part of his regular visits to the Club.  NRO Ulrich found Kaden to be an excellent student, mentor, and friend – a shining star.  He wanted to find a way to recognize Kaden, so NRO Ulrich worked together with the Mathy Center Boys & Girls Club and Viterbo University to come up with something special.

During half-time at the big homecoming game, NRO Ulrich, staff of the Mathy Center, and Viterbo University surprised Kaden and declared him to be the Guest of Honor at the game with this special message:

At school and club, Kaden is a role model for the younger kids and treats other kids and staff with respect, politeness and humor.  Kaden is a dedicated athlete and has seen much success on the football field.  While playing football for BGC, he scored four touchdowns in one game!  Kaden’s family, friends, and community are extremely proud of the strong young man he has become.”

Kaden was completely surprised, but thought it was pretty cool!


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