Funeral service held for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee police officer who was killed in a rollover crash during a high-speed chase with a reckless driver will be laid to rest Saturday.
A visitation for Officer Charles Irvine Jr. will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. A funeral service will follow directly after the visitation at the church.
For the first time since 1996, the Milwaukee Police Department had to lay to rest one of their own, killed in the line of duty.
Services were held Saturday for 23-year-old Officer Charles Irvine Jr. who was killed in a crash during a police pursuit on June 7.
The tribute to Officer Irvine started early Saturday morning when a procession of dozens of officers moved his body from the funeral home to the church.
The scene outside of MPD District 4 this morning ahead of Officer Charles Irvine Jr.’s funeral. A procession is expected to pass by District 4 on the way to Elmbrook Church. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/1kThqCDCqR— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) June 16, 2018
About 3,000 mourners filled Elmbrook Church in Brookfield to honor and show respect to Officer Charles Irvine. Lines of officers streamed through the church as they gave a final salute to one of their own.
CBS 58 also spoke with Officer Irvine's kindergarten teacher who said he always wanted to be a police officer, even at an early age.
Stay tuned to CBS 58 on air and online for full coverage of Officer Irvine's funeral.