Jen’s Sweet Treats: $10K in pre-orders ahead of fundraiser for fallen officer’s family
CUDAHY — Jen’s Sweet Treats will donate 100 percent of proceeds on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to the family of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner.
In an update on Tuesday, Feb. 11, we learned more than $10,000 in pre-orders came in ahead of Tuesday’s fundraiser. Jen’s Sweet Treats closed Monday to prepare for Tuesday.
Jen’s Sweet Treats is located on Packard Avenue near Layton Avenue in Cudahy. It is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Everyone has been asked to “please stop by and pick up some yummy treats and show support for this hometown hero.”
Officer Rittner, 35, was fatally shot while serving a warrant near 12th and Manitoba on Wednesday morning. The 17-year police veteran was shot as members of Milwaukee’s Tactical Enforcement Unit served the warrant on someone suspected of illegally selling firearms and drugs. Investigators said a 26-year-old suspect fired several rounds. He was later arrested.
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the goal was for investigators to wrap up their work at the scene Thursday. Rittner’s autopsy was expected to be completed Thursday.
Officer Rittner was the third Milwaukee police officer killed on the job in eight months. The department had previously gone more than two decades (22 years) without a line-of-duty death.