The Milwaukee Police Department has been busy throughout the month of November, raising awareness of suicide and PTSD in American veterans by doing 22 pushups for 22 days. On November 1, the department posted on social media, “MKEPD Chief Norman takes the 22-a-Day Push up Challenge to Raise Suicide Awareness Military personnel commit suicide every day. According to a recent USO article written by Danielle DeSimone – In 2021, research found that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide – compared to the 7,057 service members killed in combat in those same 20 years. Read the full article at: https://www.uso.org/…/2664-military-suicide-rates-are… If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help. To reach the Veterans Crisis Line dial 988, then press 1. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net”.
The Milwaukee Police Department posted videos of their officers participating in the 22 pushups for 22 days challenge throughout the month of November. I.U.P.A. Local Milwaukee Police Association, #21, paid for t-shirts for officers and members of the community to wear to participate and show their support for this critically important cause.