Wisconsin DOJ awarded $150K for local law enforcement's response to Waukesha parade attack

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) $150-thousand to help local law enforcement agencies that responded to the deadly Waukesha Christmas parade attack.

“November 21, 2021, is a day the city of Waukesha will never forget. On that day first responders answered the call to serve,” said Dan Thompson, chief of police, Waukesha Police Department. “On behalf of the Waukesha Police Department and all of the law enforcement agencies who assisted in this unprecedented incident, we are honored to hear that the state was awarded funds by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist law enforcement agencies in this tragic event.”

The money will go toward reimbursing agencies that have experienced a "significant financial impact from the parade tragedy and the subsequent interventions that have been necessary to cope with the event."

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