"I wanted to make them happy:" Boy donates his Wii to police after string of shootings near Wausau

WAUSAU -- A seven-year-old boy in Wausau has a pretty huge heart. He gave up his most prized possession in an effort to help officers cope with the loss of one of their own.

"I knew I had to do something, because their police brother died," Brady Duke said.

Duke wrote a letter to the Wausau Police Department before handing over his Nintendo Wii to officers he knew needed it most.

"My Wii was my favorite thing to do -- especially Mario Kart and Lego Star Wars Wii," Duke said.

"The Lego Star Wars -- already some of our officers have been playing this game," Deputy Chief Ben Bliven with the Wausau Police Department said.

Duke's Wii is now set up at the Wausau Police Department.

"We're encouraging our officers to come in and take a break and play some video games and kind of de-stress a little bit," Deputy Chief Bliven said.

Detective Jason Weiland was one of four people killed during a string of shootings near Wausau Wednesday, March 22nd. Weiland, an 15-year veteran with the Everest Metro Police Department was killed while responding to a shooting at an apartment building in Weston.

"I felt sad because I didn't want somebody to die that was, was somebody that protected a city," Duke said.

Deputy Chief Bliven said the boy's compassion means a lot.

"Brady made a special impact here. We are really grateful for him," Deputy Chief Bliven said.

"They had a police brother that died, and I just wanted to make them happy," Duke said.

The officers invited Duke to come play Wii with them at the department on Monday, March 27th.