A handful of Police Chiefs in southeast Wisconsin traded in their badges today for pots and pans.
The officers are rolling up their sleeves to prepare a Halloween treat for Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan.
"Cops In The Kitchen" started three years ago. The idea came from Captain Hebl of the New Holstein Police Department who is an award winning, self-taught chef. The captain threw down the gauntlet challenging other law enforcement agencies to join in.
"It shows a different side of law enforcement," said Captain Hebl. "We're taking a beating right now nationwide and in Wisconsin. We want to show we're human. We want to help, that's the bottom line."
The top cops are making spaghetti and meatballs for nearly 300 home bound neighbors throughout Sheboygan County.
"Our youngest client is six-years-old, our oldest is 106-years-old," said Kelly Heyn, CEO of Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan. "The majority are elderly, but we have a lot of young adults with M.S., Cerebral Palsy, some are in hospice care or returning veterans."
Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County currently maintains gardens in six nearby locations. The food grown is harvested, processed and is then utilized in meals for those in need. The organization also accepts donations from community growers and farmers.
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