The death of a fellow law enforcement officer is a traumatic event regardless of how large the department. The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Police Department went 22 years without the death of an officer in the line of duty, and then suffered three deaths within eight months in 2018 and early 2019.
The department contacted Medalcraft Mint to order custom memorial badges to wear during National Police Week, May 12-18, 2019. The custom badges honor officers Michael Michalski and Charles Irvine Jr., who died in separate incidents during the summer of 2018.
The order of 250 brass badges, which feature an antique finish with polished highlights and a thin blue line through a black background, was delivered on a quick turnaround in time for Milwaukee officers to wear during events in Washington, D.C.
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