“The proliferation of drugs, especially heroin and its
is reaching epidemic proportions, even in Waukesha County.”
This is a quote heard more than once recently, made by
law enforcement officials in the county. To raise the awareness levels of
citizens and especially parents to this growing problem, a community gathering
will be held February 26th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
All are invited to attend, especially parents, grandparents and educators.
Holy Cross agreed to promote and host the gathering. The
idea to call the community together came about as a result of an outreach to
law enforcement by its pastoral staff wanting to identify issues in the
community that the church, with its resources, could help addressing. Chief
Anna Ruzinski of the Menomonee Falls Police Department alerted Pastor Musaus to
the problem, and informed her of its seriousness.
The gathering will feature speakers including Waukesha
County DA, Brad Schimel; Captain Frank McElderry, Metro Drug Unit, Waukesha
County; representatives of the Department of Justice from Madison, The Menomonee
Falls Police Department and parents who have had to face the loss of a child to
this insidious drug.
The urgency of the matter requires the attention of all
of us as soon as possible. We encourage the public at large to attend.
Heroin Awareness in Waukesha County
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 P. M.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
(Just south of the crossroads of Appleton Avenue and Pilgrim Roads)
W156N8131 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI
(The press and electronic media are also cordially