Storm Lake Police Officers/Firefighters Will Wear Special Badges to Commemorate Sesquicentennial

A special set of badges will be worn by Storm Lake police officers and firefighters to commemorate the city’s sesquicentennial year.

The badges celebrating Storm Lake’s 150th anniversary were authorized by Police Chief Chris Cole and Fire Chief Glen Schlesser, and were announced during today’s (Mon) city council meeting. Chief Cole said the badges will be worn during the 2023 calendar year, and were created to replicate those worn by the first Storm Lake police officers and fire fighters in the late 1800’s…(audio clip below :28 )

The Storm Lake Police Force began when the city was founded in 1873. The Storm Lake Fire Department was founded in 1881.

At the city council meeting, Mayor Mike Porsch read a sesquicentennial proclamation…(audio clip below :17 )

Porsch said Storm Lake will be celebrating with events throughout the year…(audio clip below :32 )

The City of Storm Lake has also commissioned a set of sesquicentennial banners that will be displayed in the downtown area throughout the year.