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Salvation Army chaplains offering emotional and spiritual support to Milwaukee Police Department

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Chaplains with The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County are providing emotional and spiritual care to the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) after an officer was fatally shot Wednesday morning.

The chaplains have been coordinating with the MPD chaplain and with leadership within the department to ensure officers throughout the city are being cared for. They will also be present at the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office following the officer's procession from Froedtert Hospital.

"Since Wednesday morning, Salvation Army chaplains, led by Pastor Alexis Twito, have been at the Police Administration Building and at each district police station," said Major Steven Merritt, the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. "They are providing comfort, prayer, a listening ear, and a loving and calm presence."

The chaplains are among many organizations providing needed support to the officers in this difficult time. They will continue to work with the officers until their need is met.

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