Senator Taylor’s Statement on Death of Milwaukee Police Officer


(MADISON) – Last night a Milwaukee Police Officer was tragically killed in the line of duty after being shot by a wanted man. The Officer, whose name has not been released, was a 17 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, and is the second Officer who was lost to senseless violence in the last two months, the first being Officer Charles Irvine Jr.

Upon learning of this tragedy, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement:

“There are certain moments so shocking and so painful that words barely touch the surface of the profound depth of what has occurred. The loss of life is one such moment.  This Officer gave 17 years of service to our city and this is not how that service should have ended.”

“As we keep the family, friends, and fellow colleagues of this officer in mind, we must work to create communities that are safe and in which life is valued. I pray this officer’s family can take solace in the contributions of their family member to achieve that safety.”



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