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"Bittersweet news:" Widow of Officer Matthew Rittner expecting baby girl

“Bittersweet news: “ Widow of Officer Matthew Rittner expecting baby girl


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three months after the deadly shooting of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner,  comes word his widow is expecting a baby girl. 

"Bittersweet news, but we're going to have another Rittner out here in the world that's gonna come out and represent his (sic) daddy," said Sgt. Roberto Colon. 

The Milwaukee Police Sergeant tells CBS 58 that Caroline Rittner learned she was pregnant shortly after the death of her husband. 

The Rittners already have a son. 

Sergeant Colon promised that Milwaukee Police will be there for the family. 

"She knows that she can come anytime and knock on our door. She doesn't even have to. We're gonna be there bothering her all the time anyway. She'll probably have to kick us out of the house most of the time."

Officer Rittner was shot and killed while serving a search warrant in February. The baby is due in October. 

If you would like to help, Caroline is registered at:

buybuy BABY



The Milwaukee Police Association is also accepting donations at any TCF Bank branch to help the Rittner family. 

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