St. Paul, MN - On Saturday, June 10, at its annual convention, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) named Rep. Dan Wolgamott (DFL - St. Cloud) as the recipient of their “Legislator of the Year” award for 2023. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association is the largest organization representing public safety professionals in Minnesota.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award from the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association,” Rep. Wolgamott. “I am so grateful for the service and sacrifice of Minnesota’s 10,400 police and peace officers, and will continue to partner with them to pass laws that support law enforcement and increase public safety in our communities.”
The COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Presumption bill, chief authored by Rep. Wolgamott, was a pivotal piece of legislation for law enforcement. The bill, now law, presumes that police officers who have tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus from work and are eligible for workers’ compensation.
Further policy efforts by Rep. Wolgamott include authoring legislation to provide additional state funding for officer recruitment and retention, officer mental health treatment, officer tuition relief, and more.
“Representative Wolgamott is a true friend and supporter of law enforcement and increased public safety. He has been the chief bill author on many proposals for safer, stronger communities. Rep. Wolgamott’s voice has been greatly needed and appreciated at the state legislature, and we are so proud of his work and grateful to honor him,” said Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Executive Director Brian Peters.
Attached Photos: Rep. Wolgamott attending Saturday’s event with constituents, and the award from MPPOA