Anonymous donor sends Brewers, Badgers tickets to Brown Deer Police

Man saw what police did for local veteran
Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 19:33:42-04

BROWN DEER -- A local veteran has tickets for an upcoming Green Bay Packers game thanks to the Brown Deer Police Department. But when a TODAY'S TMJ4 viewer saw their good deed, he decided to pay it forward.

It all started when a Brown Deer woman reported to the police department that she had been scammed out of buying Packers tickets by someone in Florida.

The officers decided to find a way to get her to a game, and found a connection through someone who had season tickets. They presented the woman with the tickets Wednesday.

"She was very grateful, emotional," said Officer Brad Caddock with the Brown Deer Police Department. "She has been through quite a bit and she was very appreciative of what was done."

But the story doesn't end there. An anonymous man saw the story on TODAY's TMJ4 and decided he wanted to support the police officers for what they had done.

"He's not looking for publicity," said Mike Holzberger, who owns Connections Ticket Service in Whitefish Bay.

The anonymous donor is a client of the business, and emailed Holzberger about sending tickets to the Brown Deer Police Department.

"He's donating 10 very nice lower level tickets for the Brewer's Fan Appreciation Day and 10 tickets for the Badgers-Minnesota game in the lower level," said Holzberger.

According to Holzberger, the man doesn't live in Wisconsin anymore, but still follows Wisconsin news. He originally wanted to donate tickets to the woman who was scammed, but then learned about what the officers had done. He has done this one other time, about two years ago when another woman was scammed out of her Packers tickets.

"It was completely unexpected and it's very much appreciated that you'd go to this effort to give these tickets to us," said Ofc. Caddock.

Caddock says the department has a lot of sports fans and that the chief will decide how the 20 tickets are doled out.

"Hopefully I may be one of them," he said.