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Update: Joe Hartzler

Illinois Lutherans honor his 'courage.'

Lisa and Joe Hartzler
Lisa and Joe Hartzler
Whether exposing improper conduct on the part of fellow members of the local school board in Springfield, Ill., or successfully leading the prosecution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh—including the death sentence, Asst. U.S. Attorney Joe Hartzler ("Good job, Joe," August 1997) acts from the courage of his convictions. That’s the judgment of the Paul Simon Courage in Public Service committee who honored him with the 2007 award, named for the former Illinois senator who died in 2003.

A member of St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield, Hartzler was called an “unsung hero” in Simon’s book Fifty-Two Simple Ways to Make a Difference (available from www.amazon.com).

The Simon award was presented to Hartzler at Lutheran Day in Springfield, an annual event at the state capital sponsored by Lutheran service organizations affiliated with the ELCA and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod that also offers opportunities to study connections between faith and service and to learn about public policy issues that impact people in need in the state.


Comments

Shelley

Shelley

Posted at 3:19 am (U.S. Eastern) 9/24/2007

Joe and Lisa Hartzler thank you for your very hard work. I'm here in CA routing for both of you.  

Paul Groeniger

Paul Groeniger

Posted at 6:43 pm (U.S. Eastern) 5/1/2008

Joe,  Linworth boy does well..praying for healing for you. Good job. Found an old little league baseball picture with Tim and thought i would Google your name....Good job!! Paul



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