Two Brookfield auxiliary police officers, John Cisneros and William Klein, are being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their service as Brookfield auxiliary police officers during 2012.
The award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created in 2003 by President George W. Bush to recognize families, groups and individuals who have achieved a certain standard of volunteer hours during a 12-month period.
Cisneros volunteered 170.25 hours as an auxiliary police officer in Brookfield in 2012, while Klein volunteered 265 hours.
According to Brookfield Police Lt. Edward Petrak, Cisneros is a musician and has used his talents to represent the department by playing “Taps” on the trumpet for Brookfield’s Veterans Day ceremony and did the same at a memorial service for former Police Chief John Hymel.
Klein, meanwhile, is credited with organizing the annual “Top Shot” competition, a fun, two-day indoor/outdoor shooting skills event which the majority of Brookfield police and auxiliary officers participate in each fall.