Milwaukee Police Officer Jose Lopez was shot by a teenage gang member on November 6, 2007. Jose recovered from his injuries and was honored by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds with the opportunity to fly with this elite unit in the summer of 2009.
We are sharing this never-before-seen video during this week when we honor those who serve – those in law enforcement and those in our armed services.
We salute Jose, his partners that night, Alex Arce and Patrick Pajot, and all our brave officers at the Milwaukee Police Department.
During U.S. Armed Forces Week we also salute those who fight abroad to keep us safe at home. Watch Jose take the ride of his life, courtesy of the USAF!