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The Colby Cheese Days Race is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Jamison Kampmeyer who was killed in the line of duty as a member of the Colby Fire Department. Jamison, 34, was a loving husband, father to 3 young boys, Firefighter, EMT, SWAT team member, and a Deputy with the Marathon County Sheriff's Dept. Jamison was also an avid runner who participated in the 10k run during Cheese Days for many years. Jamison embodied the spirit of giving in both his professional and personal life. He leaves a legacy as a dedicated public servant and true hero who touched the lives of many. Jamison is greatly missed and will never be forgotten. So to honor his legacy and remember his spirit, we Run for Jamison.
This year's donation will go towards the Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial Scholarship at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. This endowment scholarship was established through the efforts of the Criminal Justice staff and students, NTC Foundation Board of Directors, NTC staff and community members. Jamison was a Criminal Justice adjunct instructor at NTC where he taught the Tactical Skills I Class. This scholarship is awarded to a full time Criminal Justice student enrolled at NTC who embodies the various qualities that made Jamison an inspiration to those around him. It serves as a legacy to Jamison's memory and will provide a lasting reminder of his dedication and sacrifice.