Milwaukee holds ‘First Annual Milwaukee Police Appreciation Day’

October 22, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the City of Milwaukee hosted its first ever “Annual Milwaukee Police Appreciation Day,”at MPD District 1, 749 W. State St. The idea for “Police Appreciation Day” came from Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate Executive Director Tracey Dent (front row, right).

“We just wanted as a community, as a whole, to say thank you for doing what you’re doing because you are appreciated,” said Dent. As part of “Police Appreciation Day,” Dent has joined with a number of local organizations and businesses to bring food to each police district.

The snacks served as a small gesture meant to start bridging the gap between the community and police.

“It’s extremely heartwarming to know that individuals will take the time to think about us in our profession and what we’re going through right now,” said Milwaukee Police Department Inspector Shunta Boston-Smith.