MPD Received Donation to Purchase Ballistic Shields for Patrol Officers
MILWAUKEE, WI – Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – With the proliferation of guns and other firearms, the job of Milwaukee Police Officers has grown more dangerous. In recent years, several Milwaukee Police Department officers have been injured by gunfire or shot at while on duty.
The purchase was made thanks to a donation by Minnesota-based Johnson Brothers, a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor. The company has been operating in Milwaukee since 1975.
“We appreciate the partnership with the Milwaukee Police Foundation, who helped facilitate the purchase of these shields,” said Milwaukee Police Department Chief Jeffrey Norman. “I also want to express my sincere gratitude to Johnson Brothers for their generous donation that made this purchase possible. We can’t thank them enough.”
With these shields as an added layer of safety, officers are better protected when facing danger while on the job.
“We appreciate the work of the brave men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department,” said Bill Anderson, President of Johnson Brothers of Wisconsin. “They put their lives on the line every day, and this donation is simply our way of saying ‘thank you’ and a token of our appreciation for the critical work they do every day in keeping our community safe.”