Milwaukee Admirals to honor Oak Creek police officers

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Admirals will honor Lieutenant Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda of the Oak Creek Police Department in a special pre-game ceremony before the team’s home opener on Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Lieutenant Murphy and Officer Lenda were two of the first responding officers to the tragic Sikh Temple shooting on August 5th when six innocent people lost their lives and four others were severely injured. The heroic actions of these two men saved countless lives, while risking their own on that terrible day.

Lt. Murphy, a 21-year veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department, was the first to encounter the shooter and was shot an amazing 15 times while Officer Lenda was the one who stopped the assassin from further violence and ended the ordeal.

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