April 13, 2022

FOX 6 | Milwaukee Police Department Safety Project Funded, Private Gifts

FOX 6 | Milwaukee Police Department Safety Project Funded, Private Gifts

As first published by FOX 6 News.

A safety project to install bullet-resistant glass at all of Milwaukee’s police district stations got a huge boost on Tuesday, April 12.

The Milwaukee Police Foundation announced on Tuesday substantial gifts from private entities, led with gifts of $65,000 each from former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Phoenix Investors and Klein Development. Together with a $65,000 donation from the Police Foundation, a news release says these funds will be used to increase police district security throughout Milwaukee.

The push to get the bullet-resistant glass installed comes after an individual entered the Milwaukee Police District 5 station on Feb. 25, and opened fire on the staff. That suspect, identified as Darreon Parker-Bell, was arrested.

Parker-Bell was charged March 1 with one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and seven counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon.

The citywide safety project cost is estimated at $260,000. The safety measures will be installed incrementally throughout Spring 2022.

Read the full article here.

Kurt Jensen is the Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Leasing of Phoenix Investors, a national real estate firm specializing in industrial real estate based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of entrepreneurial, management, and deal-making experience.

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