Former Co-Worker Anticipates "Shakedown" in Department of Neighborhood Services After Inspector's Murder

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There was a private burial Wednesday with military honors for the Milwaukee Housing Inspectors gunned down exactly one week ago.

Greg Zyszkiewicz, 64, also known as "Ziggy" was killed in his private vehicle while on the job for the Department of Neighborhood Services.

He was a proud Army Veteran, husband, father and grandfather.

Hundreds of people waited for more than an hour to express personal condolences to his family at a visitation the day before.

He was remembered as being generous to all he encountered.

But at least one former co-worker thinks there will be a chilling ripple effect.

"It's something I'd never expect," said Ricky Cooks who told CBS 58 News that he never feared for his safety when out on inspections. "Very tragic. It's going to cause a shake down in the department."

Another mourner, Angela Navarrete, spoke of his kind nature and far reaching positive impact in the community.

"Everything he did was for contributions. And it was just because he loved everyone," she said before breaking into tears.

 Many mourners are now wearing bright blue and white "Ziggy Strong" wristbands.

Flags are also fly at half staff in Ziggy's honor.

Another local restaurant is donating profits to bolster a fund set up for family at US Bank.

"Spartan Gyros" Is donating all profits made between 4-10 p.m. Thursday, March 30th.

The restaurant is located near 76th and Winfield, just south of Mill Road on Milwaukee's northwest side.

"The Packing House" on the southside is donating a dollar from every fish fry until March 31st.

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