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Vigil for fallen MPD officer Friday at Zablocki's Community School

Posted at 4:47 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 17:47:32-05

MILWAUKEE -- The vigil for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner will be Friday at Zablocki's Community School.

The former Marine's vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 1016 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Rittner was shot and killed Wednesday morning on Milwaukee's south side by 26-year-old suspect Jordan Fricke.

According to Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, Fricke was wanted for illegal firearms and drug charges.

Rittner was a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, and a former United States Marine where he earned the Medal of Valor.

The 35-year-old Rittner was "well loved by all," according to MPD Assistant Chief Michael Brunson.