Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer by inducting him into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
We thank Chief Schmaderer for his professionalism in all circumstances and his dedication and commitment to the City of Omaha.
The First Responders Foundation thanks Chief Schmaderer for his outstanding leadership of the Omaha Police Department, for his professionalism in all circumstances, his dedication and commitment to the citizens of the City of Omaha and the metro area, and for his continuous support of our Foundation.
Todd R. Schmaderer was appointed the 32nd Chief of Police for the City of Omaha on August 15, 2012. Chief Schmaderer leads the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Nebraska, which is comprised of 902 sworn officers and 160 non-sworn personnel. He manages an operating budget of $160 million, and serves a population of 460,000 residents in the city limits.
Chief Schmaderer is a dedicated police professional who has excelled at all ranks in the Omaha Police Department.
He is a 24-year-veteran of the Omaha Police Department, and previously held the positions of Deputy Chief, Captain, Training Academy Commander, and Uniform Patrol Supervisor as a Lieutenant and Sergeant.
Chief Schmaderer is an adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Bellevue University. He serves on the Boards of many organizations, to include the Nebraska Crime Commission, the Omaha Police Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. He is a member of the Omaha-Metropolitan Chiefs Association, the Police Officers Association of Nebraska, the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has lived in Omaha his entire life and is a 1990 graduate of Omaha Roncalli High School.
Omaha Fire Chief Dan Olsen
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Omaha Fire Chief Dan Olsen by inducting him into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
Daniel C. Olsen was appointed Fire Chief on December 28, 2016, becoming the Omaha Fire Department’s 31st Fire Chief.
Chief Olsen began his public safety career with the department in 1993 and has served as a Firefighter, Captain, Fire Investigator, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Interim Fire Chief before being appointed as the Fire Chief. An interested fact is that Chief Olsen is also a certified law enforcement officer. He graduated from the Omaha Police Academy in 2009. Chief Olsen manages a 116.8 million dollar budget and provides leadership to over 650 firefighters and oversees 24 fire stations. Chief Olsen also manages the fire department’s administrative and civilian staff.
We thank Chief Olsen for his dedication, professionalism, and leadership to the Omaha Fire Department and for the service to our community.
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Chief Dan Olsen by inducting him into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael. We thank Chief Olsen for his dedication, professionalism, and leadership to the Omaha Fire Department and for the service to our community. We thank Chief Olsen for his willingness to go above and beyond to support the mission of the First Responders Foundation and for our partnership and collaboration.
Mary & Hal Daub
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Mary & Hal Daub by inducting them into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
Hal and Mary Daub have a life long history of service to the community and the country, and of supporting first responders.
Hal and Mary have served or chaired fundraising events for Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Nebraska Special Olympics, Monroe-Myers Institute, Omaha Home for Boys, Friends of Scouting, Optimists Club, the Academic Decathlon, Salvation Army, Madonna School, Junior League, Joslyn Art Museum, Children’s Hospital, Mid-America Boy Scouts Council, South Omaha Eagles and many more.
Mary has also served the community through real estate and her career teaching public school.
As Mayor, Hal is remembered for bringing the police helicopter to advance public safety and infra-red helmets to the fire department.
Hal served as a Captain, U.S. Army Infantry, Platoon Leader and Company Commander, served four-terms in the United States House of Representatives and was Mayor of the City of Omaha. As Mayor, Hal is remembered for bringing the police helicopter to advance public safety and infra-red helmets to the fire department. He brought the Sun Dawgs summer youth program to Omaha Parks & Recreation, the Downtown Riverfront Development for a Convention Center and Arena, the First National Bank Tower, the Union Pacific Center, the Hruska Federal Court House, the Curtis Regional Park Service Headquarters, the South Omaha Stockyards and North Omaha development projects and the West Dodge Expressway.
Hal is now a Senior Counsel with Husch Blackwell law firm and is currently serving on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Mary and Hal Daub by inducting them into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael. We thank them for their advocacy for first responders, their long term commitment to public safety and their continuing support of the First Responders Foundation.
Jim Hanson Jr.
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor Jim Hanson, Jr. by inducting him into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
Jim Hanson Jr. is currently Chairman Emeritus for the First Responders Foundation after serving as Chairman in 2018/19. Jim has been with the Foundation since the beginning and was part of the team that created the #SupportBlue Movement and the 9/11 Minute of Silence. Jim has been an invaluable and dedicated member of the board, serving wherever needed, always with a can-do attitude and a smile.
Jim has a long history of volunteerism.
He is the past President of Downtown Omaha Rotary Club. Jim Jr. was appointed to the board of Workforce Development/(Heartland Workforce Solutions) by Mayor Mike Fahey in 2003, for which he is past Chair and on the Executive Board, retiring from the board in 2019. In 2015, Jim was appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts, to the Nebraska Workforce Development Board and presently chairs the Policy and Oversight Subcommittee. Jim is also a graduate of the FBI citizens academy and is the incoming chair for the FBICAAA (FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association) Jim and his wife Rose are also contributors and volunteers for the Nebraska Humane Society. Past activities include: Big Brothers/Big Sisters volunteer, Junior Achievement volunteer, and Past Distinguished and Outstanding President for Mid-City Optimist club.
Jim founded InTouch Communications in 1996. InTouch has eight employees and is currently the leading Telecommunication Solution Provider (TSP) in the Midwest.
We thank Jim for his endless contributions to the First Responders Foundation and the Board of Directors and for his commitment and dedication to first responders in the community.
The Criss Foundation
The First Responders Foundation is proud to honor The Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Foundation by inducting the Foundation into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
We are thankful for the Criss Foundation’s enduring financial support of the First Responders Foundation and for their commitment to the First Responders Support Team and the mental and emotional health of all first responders. Andy Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Criss Foundation. We thank Andy for partnering with and for his continued confidence in the First Responders Foundation. Andy shared the following:
The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation has carried on the Criss legacy of philanthropy since 1978. Multiple health institutions, universities, cultural agencies, scholarship funds, youth programs and social service organizations have all benefited from the Foundation’s generosity. As the founders of Mutual of Omaha, Dr. and Mrs. Criss were deeply committed to serving the Omaha community. That legacy of service remains as strong as it was forty-two years ago thanks to their vision and philanthropic leadership.
The Criss Foundation is deeply honored to be inducted into the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael. We are especially grateful to support the extraordinary work of the First Responders Foundation.
Our first responders and their families make great sacrifices every day in order to serve others. The Criss Foundation is honored to serve them.
Thank you to the First Responders Foundation and to all first responders for your service and sacrifice.”