Oconomowoc police say that two of their foot patrol officers working second shift were shown a "random act of kindness."
Police shared photos showing that someone left flowers on the windshields of the police officers' squad cars.
"While on foot patrol in the downtown last night, two of our second shift officers returned to their squads and found this random act of kindness. Thank you for making their night, whoever you are!" the Oconomowoc Police Department wrote with the post.
The flowers were blue and purple.
On the police department's comment thread, people said they were moved by the gesture. "That was so thoughtful. Proof that there are still good people in our world," wrote one person.
"Because we love our cops....." wrote another. "Yay!! We all appreciate you!" a woman wrote.
The gesture comes as Wisconsin law enforcement is reeling from the deaths of two police officers in northwestern Wisconsin. Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel were killed in a traffic stop, and law enforcement throughout the state has been mourning their deaths. In addition, Milwaukee police officer Peter Jerving lost his life in the line of duty in 2023.
Oconomowoc Police have been supported other ways by the community, recently writing, " On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse hosted a major fundraising event, "The Pawfect Partnership," to raise funds for our first K9 program. Donations raised from the event exceeded $25,000! We are absolutely blown away by the Lake Country community and their overwhelming support of K9 Gabo."