Peninsula News – Mother’s Day and Emergency Landing

May 13th is Mother’s Day and it also the Third Annual Emergency Vehicle Fun Day.
The Door County Sheriff’s Department is inviting peninsula folks and visitors to a day where children can sit in a Police Car, turn on the siren in the Fire Truck, turn on the emergency lights in the Ambulance, sit in a United States Coast Guard boat, and check out the Eagle III helicopter and Civil Air Patrol aircraft and other activities.
For the older kids, they can take the opportunity to talk to several professionals on site and inquire about career opportunities in their field of expertise.

Food and refreshments will be for sale sponsored by Sonny’s Pizzeria and Marchant’s Meats of Sturgeon Bay.

It will be a great family fun day and take moms out and about on the Peninsula.
The admission is FREE and the event will take place at Door County Cherryland Airport on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 from 11am to 3pm.
Don’t miss the fun and the fresh air!
Cherryland Airport is located at 3538 Park Drive, west of downtown Sturgeon Bay across the Sturgeon Bay Canal. Park Drive is off of County Road C.
The Door County Peninsula Sheriff’s office has been serving the community since 1858, and their Mission Statement is:

We, the men and women of the Door County Sheriff’s Office, believe that our fundamental duty is to serve and protect the citizens and tourists of Door County with fairness, compassion, and respect.  We demand excellence in the quality of our law enforcement, stressing professionalism, integrity, and timeliness, so that those we serve may feel secure. We provide equal enforcement and protection of the law without prejudice or favor. We promote the setting of goals in partnership with the community, and prioritize and address problems based on the concerns of the community.  Committed to continuous improvement in law enforcement, we promote and utilize the most modern techniques available.

We proudly support the Door Peninsula’s Sheriff’s office here at Lighthouse Journal.
In 2008 the Door County Sheriff’s office celebrated its 150th anniversary. We are proud of the professionalism of the Sheriff and deputies that serve our Peninsula in several ways. You can follow them on Facebook
RECENT NEWS Testament to Door Peninsula Emergency Responders
Our Peninsula responders were called out recently when a Door County woman was forced to make an emergency landing, Monday, April 2nd 2012.
The couple, Helen and John Collins, in their 80s, were flying back home from Florida when her husband, the pilot, became unconscious due to a medical condition. Helen took over the aircraft and had just enough knowledge to land the twin engine Cessna with the help of radio assistance. The emergency call came on the radio when the aircraft was six miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Helen told rescue crews she needed to land immediately. Her right engine lost power. A local pilot took off in an aircraft in order to determine her air speed and other factors in order to assist her in landing by radio contact. It was not a smooth landing (see news photo) – due to the nose dropping at landing.
Helen had minor injuries, but John was pronounced dead at the hospital. The cause of death was due to his medical condition and not the emergency landing.
News was reported by FOX-11News, Green Bay and provided the photo.
Our Southern Door emergency responders did a great job, as well as the airport personnel and the pilot that guided Helen Collins into the airport. 
Our deepest sympathies to Helen Collins for the loss of her husband, John Collins.