FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) – A Fond du Lac girl, who misplaced her dad in a hate crime, is popping her grief and anger into good.

Motion 2 New first reported in 2020 the scholarship Maeghan Thiessen-Greeno setup to honor her father Phillip Thiessen. The 55-year-old retired police officer and former DCI agent was killed by Daniel Navarro in a Fond du Lac County crash in July of 2020. Again in August, a jury discovered Navarro responsible of first diploma intentional murder, however not responsible by motive of psychological illness or defect.

The decision impressed Thiessen’s daughter to increase the scope of the scholarship.

Maeghan Thiessen-Greeno sat by each day of the trial for the person, now convicted of killing her father. She says, “I feel the final two years is form of like an up and down curler coaster since you form of really feel such as you’re getting settled by the whole lot after which having the trial begin reopens the whole lot once more. However, I’m blissful to be by that course of and really be shifting ahead.”

A part of shifting ahead is taking a look at what occurred through the trial. Not one, however two specialists testified Daniel Navarro suffers from schizophrenia, main the jury to search out him not responsible by motive of psychological illness or defect. “I feel that that was actually tough as a result of my intuition and my coronary heart goes by psychological defect or not you probably did what you probably did and it felt slightly bit like justice wasn’t being served,” says Thiessen-Greeno. She provides, “However, I’m additionally going to take the professionals recommendation critically.”

As somebody who was already an advocate and supporter of regulation enforcement, Thiessen-Greeno created the Phillip Thiessen memorial scholarship, in honor of her dad. The scholarship was meant to learn these pursuing careers in regulation enforcement and felony justice. However now, Thiessen-Greeno is opening the scholarship, by the Fond du Lac Space Basis, to incorporate anybody trying to get into the psychological well being or counseling area too. She says, “We don’t have sufficient of them within the space in any respect so I’d prefer to help anybody that’s trying to go in the direction of that schooling…It’s not simply help for these eager to go to these levels however hopefully elevating consciousness that it’s additionally okay to go get assist for your self in case you’re struggling and get assist for you family members.”

The Fond du Lac Space Basis says purposes for the scholarship shall be accessible this spring.

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