Two MPD officers to receive honors for heroic actions while off duty
“The selfless actions of Detective Ayala and Officer Acevedo speak volumes about their sense of duty and their caring about the wellbeing of their fellow citizens.”
Two Milwaukee police officers will be honored at City Hall Thursday (September 1) for their actions to help save a boy from the Menomonee River in July while they were attending a tailgate party in a Miller Park parking lot.
Detective Alexander Ayala and Officer Jose Acevedo – both assigned to MPD’s District Two on the near south side – will be honored prior to the start of the full meeting of the Common Council at 9 a.m. Thursday in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.
Alderman José G. Pérez, whose 12th Aldermanic District includes District Two, said he looks forward to presenting the officers with commendatory resolutions from the Common Council.
“The selfless actions of Detective Ayala and Officer Acevedo speak volumes about their sense of duty and their caring about the wellbeing of their fellow citizens,” Alderman Pérez said.
“They helped to prevent a potentially dangerous situation and demonstrated that even when off-duty, Milwaukee’s law enforcement officers are always there to serve and protect the community,” the alderman said.