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Kadie Menor Honored For Preventing Bank Robbery

One might expect that living and working in a small town like Wausaukee would be a somewhat peaceful existence, but that has not been the case for Kadie Menor, 27, daughter of Mike and Kaye Menor of Wausaukee.

In her four and half years as an employee of the Krist Service Station on Hwy. 141 in Wausaukee she has witnessed two bank robbery attempts and was on the job when Anne Schueller was shot and killed at the nearby Shell Station in August of 2012.

Those prior experiences, including the robbery last year that led to the shooting death of her friend Ron Christ, may have heightened her determination to stop another would-be robbery of the same bank on Aug. 5 of this year.

"I watched everything go down last year...I couldn't see that happen again," Menor declared while being honored for acts of courage, determination and good citizenship that foiled not one, but two attempted bank robberies on Friday, Aug. 5 in Wausaukee. "I'm no hero," she said, "I'm just happy that everybody's safe."

During ceremonies at the Marinette County Law Enforcement Center on Friday, Sept. 30, Menor, a life-long Wausaukee resident, received a "Sheriff's Super Citizen Award" from Sheriff Jerry Sauve for her actions that made it possible for his officers to arrest the would-be robber, and an unspecified monetary reward from FBI Special Agent Jerry Mullen of Green Bay. Mullen was accompanied by Supervisory Special Agent Scott P. Neville, who had come to Marinette County for the event from the FBI Field Office in Milwaukee.

Menor had been working at her desk at the Wausaukee Krist Service Station on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 5 when she and coworker Wayne McClister noticed a man acting strangely as he walked toward the entrance to the State Bank of Florence-Wausaukee Branch, less than half a block away.

The two kept watching. When Menor saw the man pull a bandana over his face as a mask she quickly dialed her friends at the bank and told them to lock the door. She banks there daily and knows the number by heart, she said. She insisted she would explain later.They locked the door first, and stayed on the line until the door was locked. She then dialed 衟," Marinette County Emergency Dispatch. Employees in the bank also triggered a silent holdup alarm that also went to Dispatch.

Menor watched the would-be robber approach the bank and then flee when he saw the doors being locked. She ran to her car and followed him as he walked toward some storage sheds and then toward Stephenson National Bank about a block away. All the while she stayed on her cell phone, giving the dispatch operator a detailed description of the man and reporting what he was doing and where he was going.

By the time he reached them the Stephenson Bank employees had been notified and their doors were locked. Menor watched him try the door and then walk back toward the storage units behind the State Bank of Florence.

Officers converged on the scene quickly and thanks to the information supplied by Menor they were able to locate and arrest the suspect, from whom they recovered a semi-automatic pistol. Sauve said later that the pistol had been stolen. A criminal history check showed the suspect to be a previously convicted felon out of New York State.

"Had not Kadie exercised such good judgment, the outcome for the bank employees could have been quite different," the Sheriff's Super Citizen certificate states.

"Today is a special day," declared Sauve as he prepared to present the award. "Normally when I ask the media here and stand behind this podium there's been some sort of tragedy...some horrific event. Once in a while it's good to have good news to report."

""I'm convinced of one thing," he added. Had she not made that call when she did, this thing would have been a whole different case and I'm thinking not such a good outcome for bank employees and sheriff's officers, with nobody getting hurt."

"This is one of the most pleasant aspects of my job," Mullen said as he presented the reward envelope to Menor. "Effective law enforcement depends on cooperation of local citizens," he said, and added that Menor had prevented not one, but two bank robberies that day. "We greatly admire your courage and your citizenship," he told Menor.

He said the subject, 32-year-old Ross Anthony Bertucci, 32, was indicted on three federal charges and said, "He will face some music, in view of the nature of the crime and the criminal background of the suspect." Proceedings should continue next month at U.S. District Court in Green Bay. Bertucci comes from upstate New York and had been staying at the home of relative near Crivitz.

"I could not have done it without my coworker, he was my rock," Menor said, pointing to Wayne McClister, 34, better known to his friends as "Pirate." He was present for the ceremony dressed in his trademark pirate's garb, with a stuffed toy parrot attached to one shoulder of his trench coat and a stuffed crab on the other side. But his attitude, expressed in a conversation after the ceremony, is not at all that of a pirate.

"I had to keep Kadie calm," he said. "She's been through enough. She's one of my best friends...It's our town and we look out for it." The two have worked together for about two and a half years.

McClister, who also is a lifelong Wausaukee resident, repeated later, "This is our home, therefore keeping it safe is our problem."

Sheriff Sauve told both of them they had done a great job, and repeated his belief that had they not done what they did the whole thing would have turned out differently, and not so well.

While Kadie was talking with Dispatch and in her vehicle following the suspect, McClister watched the store and sent customers away to safety. As soon as Menor got back they locked the doors.

Sauve said the dispatcher who handled Menor's call was impressed on how well and how accurately she provided the information.

Because they we doing some joint training with DNR people there were many officers in the vicinity and they showed up quickly at the bank. "We were showing up in numbers," Sauve declared.

The "Sheriff's Super Citizen Award" was created by Sauve shortly after he took office in January of 2011, but Menor's is only the second one ever presented. The first went to Peshtigo fourth grader Bryce Stachewicz, son of Dianne and Paul Stachewicz, in October of 2014 for his actions that saved the life of a Peshtigo woman who was bleeding profusely after being injured in a fall in the garage at her home.


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