Public Market and local property company matching donations to Milwaukee's Fallen Heroes Fund in honor of detective shot at Shake Shack

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Market and Joseph Property Development announced Wednesday, Jan. 26 that together they'll match $10,000 in donations to Milwaukee’s Fallen Heroes Fund in honor of Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz. 

Wilkiewicz is the detective who was shot while off-duty and attempting to prevent an armed robbery at Shake Shack on Jan. 13, 2022. 

Anyone interested in donating can contribute to the fund set up by the Milwaukee Police Association in the name of the detective. The matching grant timeline will run through January 31, 2022 and can be made on the Milwaukee Fallen Heroes website under Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz’s Fund campaign.

“All of us in this community are overwhelmed with gratitude for the selfless bravery that was displayed by Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz, as well as the tremendous response by the Milwaukee Police Department,” said Paul Schwartz, executive director of the Milwaukee Public Market and Business Improvement District #2, and Robert Joseph, owner of Joseph Property Development in a joint statement. “This act of courage should not go unrecognized and we hope the greater Milwaukee community will join us in our efforts to offer some monetary assistance to the Fallen Heroes Fund as Detective Wilkiewcz recovers from his injuries.”

The Milwaukee Fallen Heroes fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization with a mission to assist the Milwaukee Police Department officers, as well as their dependents, in the event of an officer’s death, injury disability or extraordinary need.

If you'd like more details about the matching grant, you can contact the Milwaukee Public Market at 414-336-1111.


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