Monday, September 22, 2014

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Board to reconsider decision not to put Jen Sebena's name on memorial wall
by Chris Patterson


MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Professional Police Association tells CBS 58 the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is moving up the date on a new decision. The NLEOM originally postponed their decision to include Wauwatosa Officer Jen Sebena's name on the wall until 2014.

The NLEOM will make a final decision on honoring fallen Wauwatosa Police Officer Jen Sebena during a board meeting scheduled for April 3rd.

Several politicians have supported the push to get Sebena's name placed on a national memorial wall. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Attorney General JB Van Hollen, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett have all sent letters supporting the campaign to get Sebena's name on the law enforcement memorial wall.

The creator of a Facebook memorial page began an online petition days ago when it was learned that Sebena's name had been deemed unfit for placement on the wall because her death was domestic violence related.

The WI Attorney General and Milwaukee Mayor along with nearly 10,000 people signed the petition saying they objected because Sebena was in uniform and on patrol when she was ambushed.