Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Banding Together For Julie

Four months ago, Julie Christensen, a corrections officer in the Marathon County Jail was brutally assaulted by an inmate. In the assault, Julie took a severe blow to the head which put her in intensive care for weeks.

The assault was the result of austerity measures being taken by Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger.  The jail was overcrowded, understaffed and had faulty equipment.  It was a recipe for disaster.  Sadly, Correction Officer Christensen took the brunt of Karger's willful negligence.

The good news is that Julie is out of the hospital and back at home.  The bad news is she has a long road of recovery and it is not know how fully she will be able to recover.

To help her with her extensive bills and loss of income, her fellow officers and friends are organizing a fundraiser for her, which they are calling "Banding Together for Julie."

You can also get more information from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association's website for the event:

Julie Christensen Walk/Run/Bike Benefit – August 3, 2013
Officer Injured in Line of Duty
5k Start/5k Return/Total 10k
(Participant may choose whichever they prefer)
on the Mountain Bay Trail, Weston, Wisconsin
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Registration 9:00am at:
    Dale’s Weston Lanes
    5902 Schofield Ave, Schofield WI 54476
    Phone: 715-359-8488
  • Hamburger and Hot Dog meals will be sold at reduced cost for all participants with a wrist band.
  • $25.00 Per Person
Questions please email:
Get PDF of event and Release of Liability if you want to participate.

If you are unable to make it to the event, there has been a trust fund established in her name at Integrity First Bank, 101 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403. Their phone number is (715) 845-0900.

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