Milwaukee Police are raising money to make sure a fallen officer is never forgotten.
It’s been almost a year to the day that Officer Charles Irvine Jr. lost his life in the line of duty when his squad car crashed in pursuit of a suspect.
Now, his fellow officers at MPD’s District 4 fired up the grills to raise money for a plaque in his honor.
“All the funds that we raise are going towards the plaque,” said Milwaukee Police Sgt. Mark Kapusta. “It’ll be visible to the public and you’ll be able to see it from afar.”
The plaque will be unveiled on Friday along the bridge of 76th and Silver Spring, exactly one year after Officer Irvine lost his life.
“It’s real easy to forget,” Sgt. Kapusta said. “A young man gave his life so you and I can walk on the streets and they’re a little bit safer than they were.”
There is an unveiling ceremony of the plaque scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday.