We received a new glimpse into Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday.
Two years ago he took to the pulpit on Milwaukee’s south side to share his private revelations about his spiritual journey.
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On July 21, 2016, Michalski shared a passionate story about how he found the lord. He appeared at a police service held at Desatar Ministry.
"When I heard that voice it pierced me that's when God opened my eyes my ears and saved me,” he said.
The beloved officer was honest and open.
"I had a lot of anger, I had a lot of hate for gang members, for drug dealers, for prostitutes for people using drugs out there,” he said. “I used to think I was better than a drug dealer, a prostitute, I'm not."
Before the faithful, Michalski shared a personal epiphany.
“I realize these people are no different than I am,” he said. “The Lord has changed my heart. He has softened my heart. I don’t have that anger and I don’t hate that hate."
Michalski had no knowing that he was in the final two years of his life, but hearing him spread his gospel is surely a comfort to loved ones, knowing before he left this world, he had found peace.
"For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved, that's the answer,” he said. "Salvation is the most important thing in the world, if you are not saved, nothing really matters."
Sometimes Michalski shared Bible verses with people he put in handcuffs. He said when he did, not one person ever cussed at him for doing so.