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City Officials and Governor Walker Release Statements on the Fatal Shooting of a City Employee

A City of Milwaukee DNS Special Enforcement Agent was shot and killed in his car near 23rd and Cherry around 2 p.m. on Wednesday

The DNS worker was at work at the time of his shooting. According to Police Chief Ed Flynn, "The DNS employee was here on official business. He was going to do a house inspection on this block and that was why he was here. He was wearing a windbreaker that clearly identified himself."

"This is a very very very very horrific event," Mayor Barrett said at the press conference.

City officials and Governor Walker released statements on the fatal shooting of Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz on Thursday.

Safe & Sound Inc. 

All of us at Safe & Sound are deeply saddened at the loss of our partner Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz, who was shot and killed today while doing his work as a Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services inspector. Members of the Safe & Sound team were privileged to know and work with Ziggy, who dedicated his career to public service. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones and honor his deep commitment to the City of Milwaukee and its people.

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

March 23, 2017

A good man and a dedicated city worker – Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz – was taken from us in a sudden and senseless manner yesterday while carrying out his duties for the Department of Neighborhood Services. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult moment.

Milwaukee is lucky to have so many talented and dedicated city workers who love this city and who work hard and move the ball forward each and every day. I feel lucky to have been able to work with Ziggy directly on several occasions in my district, and he accompanied me on several neighborhood walks where we met and talked with neighbors about concerns and options for making neighborhoods better.  He was a respected and thoughtful man, and Ziggy’s contributions and talents will be missed by everyone in the city family.

It makes me angry and it is incredibly sad when one of our city’s worst decides to take one of our best, and for no apparent reason other than because Ziggy was doing his job, and was there because of a work assignment. I am asking anyone who knows anything about his murder to contact Milwaukee police immediately.

In the meantime, we will grieve Ziggy’s loss together and will honor his memory.

City worker’s death saddens, shocks

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

March 23, 2017

The senseless shooting death yesterday of a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee while working in the 15th District near N. 23rd and W. Cherry Streets is sickening and shocking.  My heart is heavy, and my prayers and my thoughts are with the worker’s loved ones at this time.

The City of Milwaukee is blessed to have a dedicated family of employees who work hard to keep our neighborhoods and our citizens safe, to keep our streets and blocks clean, to make sure our systems and our city codes are followed, and to make our city better each and every day. Our employees are dedicated and committed, and they do their work with a sense of pride and positivity. When one of them is taken from us suddenly and tragically, the pain and grief is deeply felt by all members of our city family.

I ask all citizens and neighbors to join together to pray for our fallen city worker, to support his family and loved ones, and to offer support and encouragement to all city workers during this difficult time.

Horrific shooting of DNS inspector a terrible blow to the city

Statement of Alderman Jim Bohl
March 23, 2017

With the news that a Department of Neighborhood services inspector was killed yesterday in the line of duty, I join other city leaders and residents in sending my condolences to the family, friends and DNS colleagues of Greg Zyszkiewicz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time, and we will work together to ensure that justice is done in this heinous crime.

Our city employees work hard every day to make this city a better place to live. Mr. Zyszkiewicz dedicated his career to that goal, and his loss is an unjust and horrific tragedy.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the death of a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee:  

“This afternoon I was notified that a Department of Neighborhood Services special enforcement inspector was killed during his work day. I’m enormously saddened and angered beyond words.  This public servant dedicated his career to the City and its people.  He was admired by his colleagues, promoted by his superiors and respected by everyone he came in contact with.  I have met with his family and told them the entire City shares their sadness.  I have had discussions with the police chief about the department’s investigation. They share my sense of urgency in solving this case. This is devastating news for his family, friends and coworkers.  My thoughts are with all of them.”

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