Ed passed away in September of 2021. Even though he is physically no longer with us, his influence and impact lives on. He inspired many to do their best.
Ed grew up in Milwaukee, was a proud Messmer High School graduate who made their Hall of Fame. Later he attended St. Norbert College, DePere, WI where he majored in sociology and minored in physical education.
Ed began his career at the Village of Pewaukee Police Department in 1975, rose through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and ultimately was appointed Police Chief in 1984. Graduate of the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. Founder of LACS Critical Incident SWAT Team, now SCIT.
He coached football alongside his 2 best friends, Bill Young and Greg Gamalski, from 1979 to the present at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School. Coaching football was his passion, his true love was molding young boys into men.
He was inducted into the Wisconsin high school coaches Hall of Fame in 2011.
Chief Baumann received numerous awards from federal, state and local agencies throughout his career. To note, he was the Volunteer of the Year and awarded Person of the Year in 1997 for the Village of Pewaukee.
We are grateful for his positive influence so many in his path. May he rest in peace.