GREENFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - A suburban Milwaukee boy who donated $10.03 in coins to his local police department has inspired others to give as well.
A Greenfield Police official said Thursday that his department received over $1,000 in donations, and $400 more were sent to the boy who triggered the generosity.
The boy never gave his name when he left his money jar at the police station two days after the anniversary of 9-11.
Police issued a video of his deed -- and it wasn't long before he was identified as 11-year-old Max Siepert of Greenfield. He's been profiled in various Milwaukee area media reports.
Max said he wanted to do something good in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and he wanted to honor his grandfather -- a Milwaukee police officer killed in the line of duty 39 years ago.
The Greenfield Fire Department has also received some donations.
His mother, Bridget Siepert, said all the money donated to her son would be given to various worthy causes.