Madison, WI – As law enforcement officers formed a procession on Friday to honor officers who were killed in the line of duty, Black Lives Matter protesters showed up disrupting the ceremony. The obnoxious group of BLM protesters used profanity, heckled officers and blasted rap music as they showed complete disrespect for members of law enforcement who had given the ultimate sacrifice.
Members of law enforcement and their families gathered at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial in Capitol Square to honor the fallen heroes when the BLM group disrupted the ceremony. Less than 10 minutes in you can hear the obnoxious BLM protesters shout, “We have a right to protest!” and “Black Lives Matter!”
“You’ve got tears coming out of my eyes. You know why? Because I have faith in people, and you’re totally disrupting my f***ing balance right now. Begging you m*********ers to stop killing people that look like me.” – Black Lives Matter ‘Protester’
In the background during a moment of silence rap music is playing with lyrics that included, “f*** the police.” The ceremony lasted 40 minutes with the majority of it being disrupted by a group of disrespectful BLM protesters.
The officers included on the 2021 Honor Roll are:
- Milwaukee Police Department Officer Mark S. Lentz, who died on Sept. 18, 2019.
- Dane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Richard Treadwell, who died on Aug. 22, 2020.
The officers included on the 2020 Honor Roll are:
- Darlington Police Department Chief William McGinty, who died on May 25, 1933.
- Pepin County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Officer Starre A. Miles, who died on Nov. 5, 1945.
- Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew J. Rittner, who died Feb. 6, 2019.
- Racine Police Department Officer John D. Hetland, who died June 17, 2019.
Today is National Peace Officer Memorial Day. Honor Guard members SRO Strebel and Investigator Collins attended the 31st Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony in Madison to honor and remember fallen officers. pic.twitter.com/TB7gLigFt0
— Neenah Police (@NeenahPolice) May 15, 2021