The spring of 2023 was extremely hard on local law enforcement in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. (6) officers died in April and May including 4 who were shot in the line of duty, (1) who died of suicide, and (1) who died from a medical emergency. The trauma, grief and loss that those who were involved in these events is immense and spreads across all of the service lines.
The Invisible Wounds Project is honored to partner with other local groups, and businesses to rally around and support these departments, and the personnel impacted by these tragic events. We are happy to be able to offer a unique retreat opportunity to those impacted that will provide healing and post-traumatic growth.
We invite all first responder personnel related or involved in these tragic line of duty deaths to participate in this retreat. This is open to law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch, frontline medical staff and other staff related to these specific deaths: Pope County (MN) Deputy Josh Owen, Zumbrota (MN) Officer Gary Schroeder Jr., Inver Grove Heights (MN) Officer Ben Bidon, Chetek (WI) Officer Emily Breidenbach, Cameron (WI) Officer Hunter Scheel and St Croix County (WI) Deputy Kaitie Leising.