CUDAHY — A Cudahy bakery raised nearly $22,000 for the family of Milwaukee police officer Matthew Rittner, who was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 6, according to media reports.
Jen Clark, the owner of Jen’s Sweet Treats, donated her store's sales for Feb. 12 to Rittner’s family. The donation totaled $21,599.
Clark’s shop had received more than $10,000 in pre-orders for the fundraiser and sold out of its bakery items by the early afternoon on Feb. 12, WTMJ reported.
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Ritter died at Froedtert Hospital after being shot while he and other officers served a warrant on someone suspected of illegally selling firearms and drugs, who fired on officers and was later arrested.
Clark also held a fundraiser last year when officer Michael Michalski died, created Easter baskets for hospitalized children and raised and donated $20,000 for the Honor Flight Program over the past three years, WISN reported.