Sebena and Aleman to be recognized in D.C. Monday night

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by Becky Mortensen

MILWAUKEE --- Fallen Officer Jen Sebena and Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman will be honored at a vigil in Washington D.C tonight.

Both of their names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall. Tonight, all of the names that have been added this year will be read aloud at the vigil.

The decision to add Sebena's name stirred some controversy. Originally her name was not going to be added because her death was domestic violence related. The decision was later overturned.

Sebena was shot and killed by her husband on New Year's Eve while on duty.

Aleman was killed in a traffic accident while on duty on July 31st.

Several local law enforcement officers will be attending tonight's vigil. Among them is Lt. Brian Murphy who was shot in the line of duty while responding to the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. He is also joined by seven other officers who were first to arrive on scene.

The vigil tonight is part of a series of events that will last all week long to recognize fallen law enforcement officers.

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