Hometown Champions: Brewers launch award to honor 1st responders; MPD Officer Peter Jerving is 1st recipient

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Feb. 27, launched the Brewers Hometown Champions Award, a new program honoring Wisconsin's first responders. 

According to a news release from the team, the Brewers recognize the courage, commitment, and sacrifices of the men and women in fire rescue service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and first responder roles across Wisconsin. These selfless heroes protect and serve communities every day and risk their lives to do so.

The first recipient of Brewers Hometown Champions Award will be fallen Milwaukee Police Officer, Peter Jerving, who was fatally shot in the line of duty on Feb. 6. Officer Jerving will be honored on April 25 in a pregame ceremony and his family will be onsite to throw a first pitch.

“Officer Jerving’s sacrifice was tragic, and there is no person more deserving to be recognized as we launch this honor,” said Brewers President – Business Operations Rick Schlesinger. “We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Officer Jerving’s family to American Family Field to ensure that his selfless service to our community is remembered appropriately.”

A new Hometown Champion will be selected each month, May through September 2023, through fan nominations. Fans can nominate a Hometown Champion for their commitment to public service by clicking HERE

According to the Brewers, Hometown Champions honorees will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony at American Family Field, receive four game tickets to a pre-selected home game, an honorary award medal, and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

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