Capitol Police Officer Talks about Stabbing Attack


by Elizabeth Fay

The Capitol Police Officer stabbed on duty in Milwaukee on Wednesday says he will return to work, even though he nearly died on the job.

"I'm not going to let this stop me. When I am ready to leave law enforcement I will do it," says Officer Greg Friberg, "I left now, he wins. He is not going to win."

Charges were filed Monday against the man accused of stabbing him twice in the neck. James Jones, 25, of West Allis, faces a charge of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide.

 Officers Friberg says he doesn't know Jones. Friberg says he was responding to a complaint about a disruptive person when he was attacked. He says he thought he was only punched so he chased his attacker but did not catch him.  Friberg later noticed a large amount of blood and called for paramedics. According to the criminal complaint, someone who worked at the office recognized Jones from a previous visit,  and that led to his arrest. 

Jones is also accused of stabbing someone outside a West Allis Pick n Save in March. He appeared in court on Monday and his attorney requested a doctor's report for competency. Jones remains in custody of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.


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