PHOENIX — a locker is at the Brewers’ spring-training club house having a name you wont find on any roll up. The dark blue jersey with”RITTNER” stitched across the top functions as a silent tribute to Matthew Rittner, the dropped Milwaukee Police Department officer who was set to sleep on Wednesday, on precisely exactly the same afternoon his favourite team reported to camp.

PHOENIX — a locker is at the Brewers’ spring-training club house having a name you wont find on any roll up. The dark blue jersey with”RITTNER” stitched across the top functions as a silent tribute to Matthew Rittner, the dropped Milwaukee Police Department officer who was set to sleep on Wednesday, on precisely exactly the same afternoon his favourite team reported to camp.

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Rittner, who served at the U.S. Marine Corps, was by most reports a big Brewers fan. The season-ticket holder married his wifeCaroline, at a rare Game Day ceremony at Miller Park on Sept. 16, 20 17 — the weekend that a Brewers-Marlins string was transferred out of in order to avoid Hurricane Irma. Their wedding photos were taken by the Rittners on the field that afternoon with tens of thousands of fans as unexpected attendees, and the first pitch threw.

Tweet out of @Brewers: Welcome to Matt & Caroline Rittner who have been married & celebrating Miller Park now… with a great deal of wedding crashers!

Rittner has been shot and murdered on Feb. 6 while executing a search warrant on Milwaukee’s south side. A procession detoured to pass throughout the Miller Park motives A day later.

He was 35.

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“I thought it was essential that we do something in Spring Training to recognize one,” said Dan Larrea, director of team traveling, who developed the idea. “And I want players to ask,’Who is this?’ They receive the answer that this man died protecting the Town of Milwaukee. I want this to be something for players and staff to talk about so that they are aware of very well what the Town of Milwaukee is all about.”

And that is exactly what’s going on.

In a dialog in the training room, he got the solution.

“It’s a honour just to be near it,” said Brown.

Rittner is the Brewers’ ceremonial person this spring.

“It was a catastrophe,” said director Craig Counsell. “It was a person who died serving the community, and he was a Brewers fan. It’s only a very simple gesture that has some impact. If we can do these things in the way that is ideal, I think that it’s kind of our job.

“we can not do everything, but there would be the ones that are only right to do. That one looked to do.”

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