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William Paul Koppe II Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Koppe has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of local government

    CHICAGO, IL, January 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Paul Koppe II with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Koppe celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Deputy Sheriff of Cook County in Chicago of 33 years, Mr. Koppe retired at the end of 2017. A bittersweet time in his career, he continues doing good work by maintaining the website He also founded in 2014. Mr. Koppe formerly spent time as a world advisor and grandmaster with Han Cha Kyo Universal Taekwondo in Wheeling, IL, from 1991 to 1996. He also honorably served in the U.S. Army under Commander-in-Chief President Ronald Wilson Reagan in the 1980s. A longtime member of the American Legion Post 207 Chicago Police, Teamsters, the University of San Francisco Alumni Association, Von Steuben, German-American Police Association, and the National Rifle Association, Mr. Koppe served his local community as a German-Greek liaison for the United Hellenic Voters of America in Addison, IL, and was a Reagan Republican supporter of tea party values and leadership of Sarah Palin.

Honored by being named a Knight of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church in 1997, and the recipient of a Wing Chun/Jun Fan degree in the 1960s, Mr. Koppe has held a BSBA from the University of San Francisco since 1971. He not only enjoys practicing martial arts, but also loves to write and bowl in his free time. Proud father of two children and eight grandchildren, he was formerly married to Cathy Urbaniak on 9/10/97 at the Basilica of St. Hyacinth in Chicago, which was blessed by Pope John Paul II.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, William Paul Koppe II has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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