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Updated: 11:23 a.m. on June 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police say a 2-year veteran of the department was killed early Tuesday morning in a car crash near 60th and Capitol.

Officer Kou Her by Milwaukee Police Department


Police Chief Alfonso Morales says Officer Kou Her was driving home from his shift at MPD District 4 when he was hit by a driver who ran a red light. Officer Her was 27 years old. 

A 34-year-old suspect is in custody. Police say he has four prior OWI convictions and is currently on probation for OWI. 



Her is survived by his brothers, sisters, and parents. 

Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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Updated: 5:57 a.m. on June 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms an off-duty Milwaukee Police officer has died. 

The crash happened near 60th and Capitol around 2 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Posted: 5:39 a.m. on June 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police say an off-duty police officer was involved in a fatal accident early Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales will hold a press conference at 7 a.m. to provide further details.

Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates on this developing story.

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MarkP 147 days ago
Beyond heartbreaking news. Here's hoping this remorseless repeat drunk driver gets plenty of prison time & isn't free til he completes all of the AODA treatment services before release. If served at a bar, let's hold them accountable also.
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