Ads Pay Tribute to Oak Creek Police Officers
Oct 17, 2012
Milwaukee, WI—Milwaukee Admirals Owner and CEO Harris Turer announced today that the team will honor Lieutenant Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda of the Oak Creek Police Department in a special pre-game ceremony before the team’s home opener on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Lieutenant Murphy and Officer Lenda were two of the first responding officers to the tragic Sikh Temple shooting on August 5th when six innocent people lost their lives and four others were severely injured. The heroic actions of these two men saved countless lives, while risking their own on that terrible day.
Lt. Murphy, a 21-year veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department, was the first to encounter the shooter and was shot an amazing 15 times while Officer Lenda was the one who stopped the assassin from further violence and ended the ordeal.
“It will be an honor to welcome Lt. Murphy and Officer Lenda to our home opener,” said Turer. “These two gentlemen bravely risked their lives to save others with total disregard for their own safety. In addition, we want to recognize the heroic actions of all law enforcement personnel from around the State of Wisconsin who work tirelessly to protect us.”
The pre-game ceremony will take place immediately before puck drop at approximately 7:05 pm. In addition, the two will be recognized as Harley-Davidson Museum Hometown Heroes during the second period.
The Admirals commence the home portion of their schedule on Friday and all fans in attendance will take home a magnet schedule, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save and Old Orchard Juice. In addition, Liverpool’s own Familiar Looking Strangers will perform in the east atrium both before and after the game, while the National Anthem will be played by Forest Park Middle School Band of Franklin, WI.
Fans can purchase tickets for the game by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts off the original ticket price. For more information, or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
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