Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park
Tonight marks the fifth annual Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we welcomed over 1,000 of our local, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals.
This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and their families, while raising awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC. Pre-game festivities began outside the ballpark and featured a display from the Police Unity Tour of Wisconsin and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Wisconsin Chapter.
During our pregame ceremonies, our nation’s flag was presented by honor guards from law enforcement departments throughout Wisconsin including: Brookfield PD; Caledonia PD; Dodge County SO; Eau Claire Co SO; Eau Claire PD; Fond du Lac PD; Green Bay PD; Jefferson County SO; Kenosha County SO; Menomonee Falls PD; Oak Creek PD; Pleasant Prairie PD; Stoughton PD; Sun Prairie PD; Waukesha County SO; West Allis PD; Winnebago County SO; Milwaukee HOC; and Wisconsin State Patrol.
Our national anthem was led by Jennifer Schaefer from West Allis and was accompanied by a flyover from the Coast Guard Helicopter from Traverse City, piloted by Lieutenant Adam Morehouse, Lieutenant Commander Pablo Smith, Air Crewman Nate Hill and Rescue Swimmer Nick Trimpe.
Officer Mike Klementz from McFarland Police Department threw out a ceremonial first pitch in memory of fallen officer Ryan Copeland.
“We are excited to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball for this special evening honoring law enforcement. Each year the Milwaukee Brewers staff and ownership has gone above and beyond to support and honor law enforcement” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together at Miller Park to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers while enjoying a fun night of baseball is a great way to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. I’m thankful to the Brewers for welcoming us each year.
”The Milwaukee Brewers will donate $5 from each law enforcement ticket sold directly to the Memorial Fund in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Additionally, each ticket sold for this special package included a Milwaukee Brewers Law Enforcement Challenge Coin.
Tonight we are honored to acknowledge the men and women who keep our communities safe. We thank them, all law enforcement professionals and their families for their service and sacrifice to the people of Wisconsin and to our nation.