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Gov. Tony Evers orders flags to half staff for slain MPD officer Matthew Rittner

Posted: 4:18 PM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 18:53:23-05
Matthew Rittner, shown in his US Marine uniform,  is being honored by Milwaukee businesses

Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half staff in honor of Milwaukee Officer Matthew Rittner.

Rittner was killed in the line of duty Wednesday while issuing a search warrant.

"This loss is also a reminder that men and women like Matthew put their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens and communities in Wisconsin," said Gov. Evers. "We are grateful for their bravery and call to service.”

The order is effective immediately and ends at sunset on the date of Rittner's burial.