Induction Year: 2010
Inducted as a recipient of the Lydia Thering Meritorious Service Award
Joseph Krieg was a four-year letterwinner in both hockey and track at UW-Superior, graduating in 1974 with a degree in education. It was the lessons he learned on the field and in the classroom, combined with his desire to make a difference in the lives of others that have allowed him to become such a valuable member of the community. He is inducted into the UW-Superior Athletic Hall of Fame as the 2010 recipient of the Lydia Thering Meritorious Service Award.
A native of Mosinee, Wis., Mr. Krieg has been a tireless servant to the community since his graduation from UW-Superior. From his work as a volunteer with Superior's youth sports programs as a coach and official, to his dedication as a proud alumnus of UW-Superior, Mr. Krieg has shown a willingness to step up and serve those around him. That attitude has been most apparent during his long and distinguished career in law enforcement.
A senior member of the Superior Police Department, Mr. Krieg has been tested and promoted through the ranks of detective and sergeant. For the past 16 years, Mr. Krieg has been a respected member of the detective bureau where he is currently the master senior member.
His focus, for years, however, has been on protecting children. Mr. Krieg has devoted countless hours to programs such as GREAT, Child First and DARE. Most recently, Mr. Krieg has been appointed president of the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators, served four teams as president of the Asian Gang Investigators Association and worked on the Minnesota Gang Strike Force.
Currently, Mr. Krieg is the coordinator of the Superior/Douglas County Child Death Review team and is on a state task force of police investigators dealing with cold cases.