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“They are not in this world alone:” Folks gather in Milwaukee to show appreciation for police

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MILWAUKEE -- Showing their support. A group in Milwaukee wants to make sure the 52-year-old Wauwatosa detective who was shot Friday morning, June 19th as he investigated a burglary -- and all law enforcement officials who risk their lives every day know they are appreciated.

Pam Ivey and her son were at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Saturday, June 20th -- passing on summer fun to make a simple poster.

"With so much negativity in the media and everything like that, I think it's important to show that we still support the police. These cops have families. They want to make it home at night and by fighting with them you are just putting yourself in more danger," said Ivey.

A small group gathered at the steps of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center -- each person showing their support for the Wauwatosa detective shot and injured Friday morning who is still recovering. On Friday, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the detective's injuries were more serious than initially thought. He was listed in serious but stable condition at Froedtert Hospital.

"I'm not in this world alone, and we want the police to know they are not in this world alone," said Giles Grimes, Vietnam veteran.

Giles Grimes wore his own uniform in Vietnam, and came to the lakefront to honor anyone wearing blue.

"There's some answers out there and we have to keep moving toward those answers," said Grimes.

"They are not ashamed to say our officers are good," said Joe Medina with the First Congregational Church of Genesee.

The suspect accused of pulling the trigger in the shooting that injured the Wauwatosa detective is 20-year-old Najee Harmon. He was arrested on Saturday in the 2500 block of N. 21st Street after a tip led officers to that location.

Harmon is now awaiting charges and his initial court appearance.

3 comments

  • Gary Hamilton

    I feel for continuous days ahead of these events for police, the media should let us know these events are coming up. Every day we repeatedly hear how the criminals supporters are scheduling events!

  • get real

    I for one am sick and tired of law enforcement officers being kicked around daily by the news media and some horribly misguided elected officials who want nothing more than to grandstand on the backs of the brave men and women who serve our communities.
    The law enforcers need our support.

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