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John Tradup, seated right, of Willmar is presented with an award of commendation Friday by Jerrell Stanley for Tradup's years of leadership with Crime Stoppers. Tradup began working with Crime Stoppers in 1974. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Tradup honored for service to local Crimestoppers chapter

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WILLMAR -- Longtime volunteer John Tradup was honored Friday for his service to the Willmar Area Crimestoppers.

Tradup, 76, former editor of the West Central Tribune, began working with Crimestoppers when it was formed in 1974, after the murder of Mae Herman in January of that year. The 73-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her Willmar residence.


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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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