A number of local police departments in the Southeast Wisconsin area took to social media Wednesday to share their support after a Milwaukee Police Officer was shot and killed.
The shooting happened just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in the area of N. 28th St. and W. Wright
The officer was a 17-year veteran of the force.
Below are more posts from local department sharing their support after the shooting:
Alderman Russell Stamper, whose district the incident occurred in, released the following statement:
My deepest condolences go to the loved ones and friends of the Milwaukee Police officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this evening in the 15th District. The sadness I witnessed tonight at the scene is difficult to process and I cannot stop thinking about the officer and his family.
I want to thank him for his service, and I thank all of our dedicated officers who rush to danger to protect us and who put their lives on the line daily without hesitation.
May God be with the officer and his family at this time.
Gov. Scott Walker also sent his condolences on social media in a Tweet Wednesday night.
Tonette and I mourn the death of another Milwaukee Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty protecting the people he served. RIP.
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) July 26, 2018