LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt was honored as Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association on Sunday during its Fall Professional Development Conference.
Schmidt was recognized in part for his leadership on legislation recently signed into law that guarantees health care benefits for the surviving spouses and children of law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty.
“I have a great deal of respect and admiration for our law enforcement professionals, and to receive this award from the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association is an incredible honor,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “Officers are out on the front lines to serve and protect our communities every day and I am committed to working in my capacity as state senator to do what I can to support their mission to keep us all safe.”
Photo caption: State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, (left) is presented the 2016 Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Legislator of the Year Award by association CEO and Executive Director Terrence Jungel on Sunday, Oct. 16.