WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- A group of teens put on a bake sale Saturday, December 21st, to honor the memory of Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena who was killed one year ago on Christmas Eve.
One of the organizers, Maggie Ross, says Sebena was a wonderful mentor who she met through a youth group at Elmbrook Church.
"I want to do a positive outlook on her life and kind of keep her tradition and spirit going," said Ross.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber showed his support for the cause and his fallen officer. He says the bake sale offered a moment of solace during a solemn holiday season for his department.
"This is a bright spot. Christmas Eve is going to be a hard time for our people and we're going to get together as a group and department privately and share some stories and just be together," said Weber.
A C.O.P.S. ribbon was handed out with each donation. The Concerns of Police Survivors organization provides support to families and coworkers of officers who die in the line of duty.
"It's tough. We all got blue lights on our houses. We're coping," said Officer Karen Roy. "Remembering is all we can do at this point."
All proceeds from Saturday's sale will be donated to Child Protection Center -- an organization those who knew Sebena said she would be happy to support.
If you would like to make a donation, contact the Child Protection Center or Shielded Hearts.