Milwaukee baseball team honors fallen officer at training facility

The team hung a jersey with the officer’s name in their training facility to honor the fallen hero


By PoliceOne Staff

MILWAUKEE  — A Milwaukee officer is being honored by the city’s baseball team through a jersey now hanging at the teams’ training facility, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Fallen Officer Matthew Rittner, 35, was fatally shot on Feb. 6 while serving a search warrant. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

Dan Larrea, the Milwaukee Brewers’ director of travel, had the idea to make a jersey for Rittner, who loved the team and the sport. 

Rittner and his wife, Caroline, were married at Miller Park in 2017. The team assigned him No. 10 to indicate he’s their “10th man” on the field.

 

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