Funeral arrangements announced for fallen Officer Michalski, fundraisers established
OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The funeral arrangements for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski were released Friday. Michalski was processed from the Medical Examiner's Officer Friday morning to a funeral home in Oak Creek.
Officer Michalski's funeral will be held next Wednesday, August 1 at Oak Creek Assembly of God located at 7311 S. 13th Street in Oak Creek. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the service starting at 3 p.m.
A GoFundMe has been set up in Michalski's name for his family. This fundraiser has been vetted by the Milwaukee Police Department. Friday afternoon the goal was $1,000 with already $500 raised. By Friday evening the goal was raised to $20,000 and nearly $10,000 had been raised by 163 people by Saturday afternoon. To donate click here.
A memorial fund has also been established at Tri-City Bank. Anyone wishing to donate can do so in person at any Tri-City National Bank branch or by sending donations to: Michael J. Michalski Memorial Fund, C/O Tri City National Bank, , 7525 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53129.
Milwaukee Police are warning citizens of other memorials or fundraisers. The GoFundMe listed above and fund at Tri-City Bank are the only fundraisers vetted by Milwaukee Police.
Sobelman's Pub and Grill will also hold a fundraiser to honor Michalski on Saturday, August 4. The Original Sobelmans Pub and Grill on W. St. Paul Avenue and Sobelmans at Marquette on Wells Street will donate $1 for each burger sold to the official MPD-sanctioned Go Fund Me account established for Officer Michalski's family.
Additionally, the Sobelman family will make its own private contribution to the fund and our staff and volunteers will collect contributions from our generous customers who wish to make one. For more on the event click here.
The owner of Jen's Sweet Treats announced on Monday that her business will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, August 1 at their Cudahy location, 4745 South Packard Avenue. The fundraiser will take place from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 100% of their shop sales will be donated.
North Shore Bank will also be offering the public free coin counting from July 30 until August 4 as part of a community fundraiser for the family of Officer Michalski. Anyone can bring in loose change to be counted and contribute it or make a monetary donation to the fund at North Shore Bank offices in Metro Milwaukee. Additionally, the bank will tally the amount counted throughout the week's effort and match it in the form of a donation (up to $1,000 across all branches) to the Michalski Memorial Fund.