Milwaukee Police Association Fallen Heroes Fund; consider a donation

With the shooting death of Milwaukee Police Officer Peter Jerving on the city's south side on Tuesday, Feb. 7, you may be looking for a way to help.

The president of the Milwaukee Police Association (MPA) said Officer Peter Jerving's family is overwhelmed and proud to see the community supporting their son in this way. 

"Our goal is to make sure the officers are remembered," said Milwaukee Police Association President, Andrew Wagner.

The Milwaukee Police Association honors the officers in different ways.

 "We have memorials for Officer Irvine and Officer Rittner, and Officer Michalski," said Wagner. "We also have a large wall in our conference room have photos of every single fallen officer in the city."

About five years ago, the MPA created the fallen heroes fund to help the families of officers.

"In a line of duty death, there are a lot of expenses that come across," Wagner said.

Wagner said the fund helps the family, and the newest campaign is for Jerving.

"We’ve seen strong support. We’ve seen support from all over the community," said Wagner. "We’ve seen really generous donors."

Wagner said on Monday there is a way for the community to pay their respects.

"So the way they (the public) could show their support, line the procession route. You can come out and pay your respects at the funeral," Wagner said. "You can kind of just wave to an officer, and that means so much, especially on a day like that, to know the community behind us."

Thousands of people are expected to attend the services, and even more, will watch online.

"A police department is really a large family," said Wagner. "I think a lot of officers put themselves in that shoe and say why him and not me."

The Jerving family set up an account with Landmark Credit Union so people can donate in person to the Officer Jerving End of Watch Fund. If people want to give online, they can do that through the police Fallen Heroes Fund. These are the only two officially family-sanctioned funds in memorial to Jerving.

A fundraiser directly for the Milwaukee Police Department is on Amazon. People can order directly from the list, and it goes to support the department as they heal.

The fund, named "The Milwaukee Police Association Fallen Heroes, Inc." is a registered 501(c)(3). 

All donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be directed to specific fallen officers' families by including a note with your donation.

IMPORTANT: Checks can be mailed to the MPA office, or cash dropped off in person. The fund is administered by the MPA at the address just below. Make checks payable to:

Milwaukee Police Association Fallen Heroes, Inc.6310 W. Bluemound RoadMilwaukee, WI 53213

In addition, the fund was set up due to continued support from the community in past years.  Citizens wanted to often show their support by donating a monetary contribution. MPA Fallen Heroes Inc. was started in late 2017. They do not solicit money. Starting the fund was to have a safe and tax-deductible way citizens could donate money to Milwaukee police officers and their families in their time of need.

MPA Fallen Heroes, Inc. is not associated with any other organization.

About Milwaukee Police Association

The Milwaukee Police Association was started on June 22, 1909, with a meeting of 13 police officers for the purpose of organizing a protective assertion for the police department.