It’s been a tough start to 2020 for the city of Milwaukee.
Several incidents where children were murdered, a few domestic violence cases, and most recently- a mass shooting at Molson Coors.
Every time something happens within the city, Milwaukee Police Department officers are some of the first on the scene.
These scenes can be graphic, violent, and stay in the minds of those who witness them.
“Everything that our officers see in the line of duty can take its toll if not processed with properly,” MPD Chaplain George Papachristou tells WTMJ.
He adds that there are resources available for those who need them.
“Our mental health people, our peer support, and our chaplaincy program as well.”
If you’re looking to help, there are simple acts we can all do.
“Any time you see an officer, you have no idea how far it goes to say ‘hi, thank you for your service, thank you for what you do.’ A smile, a wave. It goes a long, long way in supporting the officers.”
For much more from Papachristou on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.