Congratulations to Deputy Tony Ramaeker! Scheels and American Heroes Outdoors have teamed up to capture and share stories of real heroes living in local communities. Officer Tony Ramaeker is a first responder at the Douglas County Sheriffs Office and is a local metro area hero. The First Responders Foundation is proud to announce that Deputy Ramaeker was recently named a Scheels Home Town Hero and was honored at the Scheels store at Village Pointe in Omaha on March 31st.
Deputy Tony Ramaeker – Scheels Home Town Hero
Jason Workman, First Responders Foundation, Director of Behavioral Health, and the First Responders Support Team (FRST) nominated Tony for the award. Jason wrote the following to Scheels and Ameria Heroes Outdoors:
Tony was born in raised in IA and moved to NE prior to middle school and graduated from Papillion/LaVista High School in Papillion, NE. Tony joined the Marine Corps shortly after high school and served five years. He was serving in the Marines on September 11, 2001. His work involved counterintelligence and working with the NSA (National Security Agency) during the events of 9/11. Tony is bi-lingual and speaks fluent Russian.
After the Marine Corps
Tony served in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) for one year. After the DEA in 2003, Tony moved back to the Omaha, NE metro area to serve as a Deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Omaha. Tony has worked as a Court Deputy, has been on the Rapid Deployment Team, and served as a Patrol Deputy with DCSO. Currently, still with DCSO, he is assigned to Special Operations as a School Resource Officer at Elkhorn South High School. He is very committed to his work and is passionate about working with high school students. He is not only a warrior protecting students and faculty he is also a mentor to many of the students who walk the halls on a daily basis. Tony has thrived in this special assignment and has earned the respect to be appointed the President of the Nebraska School Resource Officers Association.
Tony is very active off the job as well.
He has experience as an MMA instructor, holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and is an instructor for Krav Maga. He also teaches Tac Med courses for law enforcement and community groups including church security teams. Tony organized and leads an annual memorial shooting event in memory of fallen Officer Kerrie Orozco, Omaha Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty in 2015.
Tony enjoys hunting, camping, bow shooting, shooting sports, and gun range activities.
Jason Workman, who is a former first responder and current Chaplain for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, shares about Tony, “If there is a Help An Officer Call you want Tony to respond. If you have a teen who needs a mentor, Tony is your man”.
We are proud to nominate Tony Ramaeker for this prestigious recognition.
Deputy Ramaeker was joined by his wife when he received the award and many employees at Scheels along with representatives from the First Responders Foundation and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Ramaeker was surprised and excited to see some former students from Elkhorn South in the lineup of Scheels employees gathered to congratulate him. Tony received a certificate and a $50 gift card from Scheels. As part of his award, he also went on a turkey hunting excursion with some of the people from American Heroes Outdoors and Scheels. Tony used his $50 gift card to buy some new arrows for the hunting trip. Tony will be featured in an upcoming episode of the television program American Heroes Outdoors. The program is seen in a regional area around Minnesota and Iowa with plans to expanding to our region.
The Douglas Country Sheriff’s Office is also proud of Deputy Ramaeker and shared:
“As a law enforcement agency, we hope that all of our employees find their niche in this career field. Deputy Tony Ramaeker has done just that. Deputy Ramaeker is a School Resource Officer at Elkhorn South. His commitment and dedication to the students and staff were recognized today by Scheels. Great job Deputy Ramaeker you have made us proud. A special thank you also goes to the First Responders Foundation for nominating Deputy Ramaeker.”
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Again congratulations to Deputy Tony Ramaeker!