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Procession takes fallen MPD officer from hospital to ME's Office

Posted: 8:05 PM, Jul 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 14:09:53Z

The Milwaukee Police Officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday will be taken from the hospital to the Medical Examiner's Office. 

There will be a procession from the hospital to the ME's Office. 

The officer was shot and killed near 28th and Wright at about 5 p.m. Officers were responding to a call of a man wanted for drug and gun charges. 

The man opened fire and hit the officer twice. After an exchange of gunfire, the suspect was taken into custody. 

The officer is a 17-year veteran, according to Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.