As we head into the new season, the Milwaukee Brewers are warming our hearts with an incredible gesture toward a grieving family.
Milwaukee Police Department officer Matthew Rittner was shot and killed last week. He was answering to a search warrant when he was killed. He was 35 at the time of his passing.
The Brewers, who knew he was a die-hard fan, have decided to honor him by naming him the team's '10th man', which is truly awesome.
Brewers make fallen officer their '10th man'. Here’s the full story of how the team’s touching tribute came to be: https://t.co/DzI5KQ3vBI— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 14, 2019
The '10th man' title isn't all, though.
The Brewers also have a locker saved for Rittner in the clubhouse down at Spring Training. This is something the players and Rittner's family can appreciate, no doubt.
The Brewers honor fallen Officer Matthew Rittner. https://t.co/gPubMXnfkE— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) February 13, 2019
Obviously, you hate to hear the news of a police officer getting killed in the line of duty.
You have to feel for his family. Hopefully, this latest act of kindness from the Brewers can help bring a smile to their faces during this difficult time.