Officer-for-a-Day Jacob Frerking named a Wisconsin “Top Cop”

Officer Jacob Frerking apprehends bad guy
(Image: Appleton Police Department)

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – An Appleton boy who earned his badge to become a police officer for a day received another honor Tuesday as Wisconsin’s attorney general named Officer Jacob Frerking a Wisconsin “Top Cop.”

Attorney General Brad Schimel often puts a spotlight on local law enforcement officers for their positive work and contributions in the community. This week he recognized Officer Frerking “immediately got to work protecting the City of Appleton. Thanks to Appleton PD and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Officer Frerking had a very successful day and achieved his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and local police helped grant Jacob’s wish of becoming a cop. A month ago, the young cancer patient was sworn in, learned how to shoot a gun at a practice range, went on a boat patrol with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, learned how to apprehend a suspect, and received a police escort home.

Tuesday morning, on the same day he received this recognition, Frerking was back with the Appleton police force for a ride-along.

Attorney General Schimel said Officer Frerking’s badge number, 9275, was retired in Jacob’s honor.