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Funeral services set for Milwaukee Police officer Michael Michalski, shot and killed in line of duty

Posted: 1:11 PM, Jul 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-27 19:18:38Z

Funeral services for the Milwaukee police officer killed in the line of duty this week will be held next Wednesday in Oak Creek.

A spokesperson for Oak Creek Assembly of God says that mourners will gather at 11 a.m. to remember him with a visitation, with a memorial service at 3 p.m.

The church is located on the 7300 block of South 13th Street in Milwaukee.

Ted Groves, Founding Pastor at Grace Community Church in West Allis, said Michalski had been an active member of the parish for the last five years.

He said the community is very tight-knit and made up of a couple hundred parishioners. 

"Mike was an integral part of the whole thing," Groves said. 

"He was just a gentleman," the Pastor said. "He was very kind and very gracious." 

Groves said Michalski was always eager to help with the daily upkeep of the church, which is located at 84th & Beloit. 

"He would stay after church to pick up chairs and put them away," Groves said. "He'd help with cooking in the kitchen, and he'd help with plant sales, for fundraisers. You name it he'd be there." 

Michalski was also active in the church's mentorship program. 

"He mentored men from the Milwaukee Rescue Mission with addiction problems, and also mentored young married men and so forth," said Groves. "He was just the kind of guy who you look up to."