Procession held for fallen Milwaukee Police officer, second on-duty death this year
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is honoring the fallen officer who was killed Wednesday evening in the line of duty.
On Thursday morning, a squad car covered in black and blue was parked outside of MPD headquarters.
Posted: 9:29 p.m. on July 25, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dozens of police cruisers and motorcycles passed by Froedtert Hospital on Wednesday evening. The procession for the MPD Officer lasted roughly 10 minutes.
The 17-year veteran of the police force is the second Milwaukee Police Officer killed this year.
Charles Irvine Jr., 23, was killed in a crash near 76th and Silver Spring back in June.
Irvine Jr. and his partner were chasing a suspect when their squad left the road. The squad car was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
The last officer to be shot and killed was Wendolyn Tanner in 1996. Tanner, a four-year police veteran, was killed during a foot chase as he and his partner were trying to apprehend a wanted criminal.
Milwaukee went nearly 22 years without an officer killed in the line of duty to twice in a year.
The Mayor reflected on the loss the force endured this year.
"I'm asking every resident of this city to pray for the families of our police officers, to respect our police officers, and to thank them for the sacrifices they and their families make on our behalf," Mayor Tom Barrett said.
There is currently no word on the other victim's condition.
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