LCC K-9 Ministry Teams Continue to Serve the Community Following Molson Coors Shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
LCC K-9 Ministry teams continued to serve the community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin following a workplace shooting at Molson Coors campus that occurred on Thursday, February 27, claiming the lives of six people, including the gunman.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited by Pastor Rob Mrosko of Brookfield Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin to bring comfort to the workers, families, and friends of the Molson Coors employees and the surrounding communities.
On Tuesday, March 3, teams were invited to spend time with workers who were in lockdown at Harley Davidson. Rich Martin, Director of K-9 Deployments with other LCC K-9 Ministry teams met with over 100 employees whose offices were directly across the street from Molson Coors where the shooting took place. It was a time to relax and refresh as employees sat with the K-9s and shared stories with the handlers.
The LCC K-9 Ministry teams also visited the Medical Examiner’s office. The employees were grateful for our presence and the comfort we provided. In a profession that serves 24/7, it was a much needed rest!
We received a heartfelt thank you note from the coroner's wife:
Thanks for the love, joy, and laughs that you brought to the Medical Examiner's office! We loved meeting the dogs and it was super exciting meeting your handlers!
May God continue to bless you in this marvelous ministry — there’s nothing like a cold nose and a warm heart. You have a tough, yet rewarding job, so I will keep you in my prayers.
The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers were present at various times during this deployment:
Kare 9 Asher (Faith Lutheran – Lake Forest, Illinois)
Barnabas & Isaiah (Trinity – Hobart, Indiana)
Kare 9 Blitz (LCC Squad)
Kare 9 Brandy (LCC Squad)
Charity (Brookfield Lutheran – Brookfield, Wisconsin)
Dora (LHSA of Greater Milwaukee)
Police Ministry Dog Eve (St. John’s – Lombard, Illinois)
Kare 9 Flex (LCC Squad)
JoJo (Living Christ – Arlington Heights, Illinois)
Julia (King of Glory – Elgin, Illinois)
Lila (Beautiful Savior – Mequon, Wisconsin)
Malachi (St. Matthew – Hawthorne Woods, Illinois)
Mary (St. Paul’s – Janesville, Wisconsin)
Myra (St. Andrews – Park Ridge, Illinois)
Rhoda (Prince of Peace – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)
Sage & Zoey (Concordia University Wisconsin – Mequon, Wisconsin)
Susie (St. Peter – Arlington Heights, Illinois)
Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois)
Emma (LCC Staff)
Ruthie (LCC Staff)
Comfort Dog-in-Training Rahab
Faith Lutheran – Appleton, Wisconsin (in process)
Please continue to keep the people of Milwaukee and the families of Molson Coors in your prayers as they continue to heal.
Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses provides a physical and spiritual symbol through the giving of hearts and crosses to families and friends who have suffered loss or serious illness of a loved one. A caring Christian provides these symbols in order to share the hope of Jesus Christ in their time of need in Presence and Prayer. The Hearts allow people to write a message or signature on them to show their love and support for those grieving or suffering.
Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses responded to the deaths of the six workers from Molson Coors through Brookfield Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Church members volunteered to paint the hearts, sign them (after Sunday services) and begin delivering them to the families of the deceased.
On Sunday evening, March 1, the Hearts of Mercy & Compassion and Crosses were brought to the vigil at Milwaukee City Hall where hundreds came to pray, sign hearts and be comforted.
During our visit with Molson Coors employees on Wednesday, March 4 and on Thursday, March 5, we put out the hearts for people to sign, so that the HR department would deliver them to the families of the deceased.
Painting of hearts and fish continue at Brookfield Lutheran Church – Brookfield, Wisconsin, St. Matthew – Barrington, Illinois, Immanuel Lutheran – Belvidere, Illinois, and St. Paul – Skokie, Illinois.
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LCC never goes where we are not invited and NEVER charges those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meal costs. We always put boots and paws on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.
Please help LCC as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. We know that comfort is needed to help this shocked and devastated community and the first responders who serve them.
Please support us by prayer and if you are so moved, help us with travel expenses.