Preserving the Past, Honoring Excellence, Inspiring the Future

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to provide a place for Wisconsin Firefighters and Police Officers to be recognized for heroic acts, career accomplishments, or community service

About Us

In the early 1990’s, Superior Wisconsin resident Vincent Beaton had an idea… He didn’t think it was right that police officers or firefighters had to die in the line of duty to be recognized as heroes. In 1919, his father, Finlay Beaton, a Superior Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty. Vincent mentioned his idea to then Superior Mayor, Herb Bergson, who contacted state lawmakers, and in 1995, the State of Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame became a reality.

In 1998, the first formal induction ceremony was held in Superior, with Finlay Beaton being the first inductee. Since then, there have been firefighters and law enforcement officers inducted into the Hall of Fame. The inductees from all across the state of Wisconsin are honored with a banquet and ceremony where many have shared their stories of heroism or achievement.

The State of Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame is located at the Old Firehouse and Police Museum, at 402 23rd Ave E, in Superior, Wisconsin. The museum and Hall of Fame have free admission and are open seasonally to the public.

Summer Hours:

Mid-May thru Labor Day
Thursday – Friday – Saturday
10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Fall Hours:

Day after Labor Day thru 3rd weekend in October
Saturday 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Winter Hours:

After 3rd weekend in October thru mid-May
Group Tours Only – by appointment

Hero Stories


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