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‘Remember the sacrifices they make’: Barrett responds to MPD officer death

Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 17:08:13-05

For the third time in eight months, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett issued a statement following the death of a Milwaukee Police officer Wednesday.

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On his Facebook Page, Barrett said:

“Our deepest condolences to the family of the officer and to all Milwaukee Police Department officers on this particularly sad day.

This the third time in 8 months that I have had to deliver the loss of a police officer. We need all residents of this city and state to be thankful to every single law enforcement official. Police officers put their lives on the line every day for us. We must remember the sacrifices they make for us and how important their jobs is for our community.”

On Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old MPD officer was shot near 12th and Dakota while serving a search warrant as part of a tactical enforcement unit.

The officer, who has 17 years of experience, was shot and later died at Froedtert Hospital.

Police have a 26-year-old man is in custody for the shooting.

Back in June, 23-year-old officer Charles Irvine Jr. died in a rollover crash.

A month later, officer Michael Michalski was shot and killed by Jonathan Copeland Jr.