UPDATE: Services for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her being held Saturday, Sunday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- UPDATE: The family of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her couldn't hold back their tears as his body arrived for the visitation service at Good Hope Center on Saturday.
His casket was carried by his fellow brothers in blue, as others gave their final salute.
Her was just 27-years old and a two year veteran of the department when he was tragically killed on his way home from work by an alleged drunk driver.
City officials, members of MPD, also people from the Hmong community shared their thoughts during the solemn ceremony.
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said Her’s death wasn’t in vain. "Officer Her is going to be remembered as a person who brought the police department together, played his role in bringing us closer together."
Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his condolences to the family. "As I walked in this morning and saw Officer Her's picture, and saw he was born in 1992, it immediately hit me even harder than it has before,” he said. “I can't imagine what you're going through as parents."
Her is the fourth MPD officer killed in just over a year and the second from District four.
"All of the officers at District number four are like my children, and it pains me to stand here today and I am grief stricken as if Officer Her was my son," said Heather Wurth, MPD captain.
Her was a leader in the Hmong community as one of the few to serve as a policeman.
"Not necessarily just the Hmong community, the community as whole, anytime we lose a member like this, it is a great loss," said Alex Cha, member of Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin.
Hmong officers from across state lines were also in attendance to pay their respects.
Her is survived by his beloved parents, eight siblings and countless nieces and nephews.
"We had a bond, a very close bond with one another," Her’s brother said.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is getting ready to say goodbye to its fourth police officer killed in a little more than a year.
Visitation services for Officer Kou Her will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Good Hope Center in Milwaukee.
His funeral will be on Monday morning.
Officer Her was killed by a hit and run driver at 60th and Capitol on June 18.
Very somber morning as @MilwaukeePolice says goodbye to another fallen officer, Kou Her who was killed by a hit and run driver. Visitation services being held this today and tomorrow at Good Hope Center. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/24MDPvJTXM— Shirley Descorbeth (@ShirleyReports) June 29, 2019
The District 4 officer was driving home after his shift.