Alderman Dennis McBride represents Wauwatosa's 4th District. An attorney and graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Ald. McBride strives to be an effective, thoughtful, and nonpartisan representative for his constituents and for his hometown.
So often, Wauwatosa seems a community divided.
We're evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. East and West High Schools have a historic and sometimes heated rivalry. Wauwatosans come in all races and colors, and we're often divided along religious lines. We argue about how to spend our money.
It's sometimes hard to remember that we're a community. Today, that shouldn't be hard. One of our police officers has taken a bullet for us and -- thankfully -- she is recovering in the hospital.
Today, all of Wauwatosa is on the same page. If we pray, we are praying for our wounded hero. If we hope, we are hoping for a speedy recovery. We all wish her well, and we all are grateful for the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our community from fire and crime.
Thank you, officer. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.