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Sep 15, 2020 - 2:37:54 PM
55717 posts since 12/14/2005

Sad story today about a 47 year old Milwaukee police Captain who killed himself recently. He had always wanted to be a police officer like his grandfather.
Went in the Marines for 4 years and then MKE police.
He spent a lot of time trying to get housing for homeless people. ( and he worked the most problematic areas of town).
He said the morale of the police was so bad between the protests , the pandemic and the recent homicide rate here he couldn’t do it anymore.

His family said in place of flowers a donation to the Mke County Housing Division would have pleased him. He worked closely with them.
And the family again wanted to remind others to seek help if suicidal.

Sep 15, 2020 - 2:48:41 PM
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DC5

USA

13870 posts since 6/30/2015

That is so sad, sorry to hear.

Sep 15, 2020 - 2:57:56 PM

10833 posts since 1/15/2005

That is awful. He sounded like the kind of police officers we need. It is a very stressful (and thankless as of late) job.

Sep 15, 2020 - 3:03:10 PM

chuckv97

Canada

52799 posts since 10/5/2013

Sorry to hear that. May he Rest In Peace.

Sep 15, 2020 - 6:46:54 PM

9663 posts since 8/22/2006

I don't know how the police do it damned if they do damned if they don't. Hoping some good can come from such a tragedy Mike.Maybe it will shine a light on the fact that even though we citizens put our trust in someone with a responsibility greater than what I would want to take on,maybe the light will show that these public protectors of property and person are as human as you and I and expecting them to be superhuman maybe unreasonable.

Sep 16, 2020 - 5:00:27 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24969 posts since 8/3/2003

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Sep 16, 2020 - 6:23:52 AM
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DC5

USA

13870 posts since 6/30/2015

I found it odd that there was no mention of this on this morning's news, at least not here in New England.

Sep 16, 2020 - 8:22:44 AM

5787 posts since 9/5/2006

very sad indeed,,, these guys have so much pressure on them right now...
prayers for his family and friends.

Sep 16, 2020 - 8:58:11 AM
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rinemb

USA

12558 posts since 5/24/2005

Tragic, for sure! For his family and his resting in peace, thank you for your service.
Brad

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