Milwaukee Police Officer Elvis Lock didn’t want you to see this story. He, like so many officers who do small acts of kindness that leave a big impression, did it out of pure compassion and not to be featured in a story. But we want to tell the community good stories about our officers when they happen. So, with Elvis’ permission, we share it here.
Officer Lock was directing traffic to ensure the safety of demonstrators at a march on Sunday when he was approached by a mentally challenged man who Elvis knows from his work on our city streets.
The man approached Officer Lock and told him how someone had stolen his prized Harley-Davidson leather coat. Elvis listened to the man’s story, but the story doesn’t end there. On Monday, Officer Lock came into work with a leather coat of his own from home and searched for the man until he found him and presented him with the coat.
“He was so proud of the jacket when he got it and I had even let him have his picture taken on my police motorcycle at the time,” Officer Lock remembered. “I felt so bad for him I told him I had a leather jacket at home that he could have. He couldn’t believe it. Seeing him so happy when I gave it to him was a great feeling.”
Milwaukee Police Officers are out in our neighborhoods and amid solving high-profile crimes are also doing the small acts of kindness that don’t find their way into news stories. Officer Elvis Lock is a kind, compassionate officer who exemplifies the best of us and provides a positive image for the Milwaukee Police Department. In addition to serving as a Milwaukee Police Motorcycle Officer, Officer Lock is a proud member of the Milwaukee Police Honor Guard.