"The city is devastated:" Community reacts to officer's death, vigil planned for Monday

NOW: “The city is devastated:“ Community reacts to officer’s death, vigil planned for Monday

Updated: 7:01 a.m. on July 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A community vigil to honor the fallen officer will be held on Monday at 6 p.m.

Community activist Tracey Dent says the vigil will take place near the scene of the shooting on 28th and Wright.

Guest speakers are expected to address the residents at the event.


Posted: 9:23 p.m. on July 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The fatal shooting of a Milwaukee Police Officer happened near 28th and Wright on the city's northwest side. For most of the evening, large crowds were present in that area.

Police tape blocked off the neighborhood for hours. 

Community Activist Tracey Dent was seen hugging a Milwaukee Police Officer who had tears in her eyes.

They didn't know each other but that's just what the emotion of the day has brought.

"My heart is broken. My heart goes out to the Milwaukee Police Department. They're hurting, the city's hurting. Actually, the city is devastated right now," said Dent.

Some of the emotion seen on Wednesday was anger as well. At one point during the afternoon, police pushed everyone down about half a block to put up more crime scene tape. Not everyone took kindly to that.

Some neighbors said they're sick of the divisions in our community and we need to be coming together right now.

"We can't keep going down this same path. Milwaukee, we have to get it together. We have to. Everyone's been impacted by this. When is Milwaukee going to stand up and say enough is enough? We can't keep having the same headlines repeat," said Kalan Haywood, Former Milwaukee Youth Council President.

This is the second MPD officer killed in the line of duty in the last two months.

Before Charles Irvine lost his life in June, it hadn't happened since 1996.

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