Thursday, May 12, 2022

Veteran Wayne officer retires

Kevin Schmidtke 
Wayne Police Lt. Kevin Schmidtke has retired from the department following a 21-year career in law enforcement. Schmidtke, 42, received a 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police for his investigative work on a cold case which was solved 18 years after the crime was reported and resulted in the imprisonment of a serial rapist. In a social media post, his fellow officers wished him well and said they were honored to have had him in the department.