Wauwatosa officer honored ahead of national recognition - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Wauwatosa officer honored ahead of national recognition

Posted:

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena and four other officers were honored Friday at the state capitol after their deaths in the line of duty.

In a ceremony at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial attended by Governor Walker, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, families of the officers, and several hundred law enforcement officers, flowers were placed the memorial for Sebena; and Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies William Wank, Frank X. Heup, George Pazik, and Sergio Aleman. The deaths of the honored officers spanned 1915-2013.

Authorities say Sebena's husband ambushed her and killed her during her police shift on Dec. 24, 2012 in Wauwatosa.

A committee for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial originally rejected Sebena for national recognition, because her on-duty death was the apparent result of domestic violence.

Sebena's peers, Walker, and others successfully urged committee members to reconsider. They noted other, nationally-honored fallen officers had been killed during nearly identical, domestic violence situations.

Sebena's recognition nationally takes place Monday.

Walker says the step to honor Sebena in Washington, D.C. will help bring closure for not only her family, but the law enforcement community.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Decorah Eagle Cam

    Decorah Eagle Cam

    The Eagle Cam is back!  Watch live as eagles build their nest and family!More >>
    The Decorah eagles became international stars in 2011, when their nest went viral. To date, over 280 million people from 84 countries have followed the eagle family from eggs to fledgling birds, watching every aspect of life in a wild nest.More >>
  • Motorcycle hit-and-run leaves one injured

    Motorcycle hit-and-run leaves one injured

    Motorcycle hit-and-run leaves one injured

    Pierce Co. Sheriff (Press Release) - On Saturday, April 19, the Pierce County Sheriff's office was notified of a motorcycle crash involving two motorcycles in the township of Trenton. The location was County Road VV, half a mile south of Hwy. 35 in Hager City. A motorcycle driven by Benjamin Bremer, 26, of Red Wing, was attempting to enter County Road VV from the Border Lounge parking lot. A second motorcycle described as a maroon in color hit Benjamin's motorcycle and fled the scene. Benjami...More >>
    Pierce Co. Sheriff (Press Release) - On Saturday, April 19, the Pierce County Sheriff's office was notified of a motorcycle crash involving two motorcycles in the township of Trenton. The location was County Road VV, half a mile south of Hwy. 35 in Hager City. A motorcycle driven by Benjamin Bremer, 26, of Red Wing, was attempting to enter County Road VV from the Border Lounge parking lot. A second motorcycle described as a maroon in color hit Benjamin's motorcycle and fled the scene. Benjami...More >>
  • Eau Claire business moves out after 50 years in downtown

    Eau Claire business moves out after 50 years in downtown

    Eau Claire (WQOW) - The final tenant has moved out of a set of buildings set for demolition to make room for the proposed Confluence Project. After more than 50 years in downtown Eau Claire ScandinavianMore >>
    The final tenant has moved out of a set of buildings set for demolition to make room for the proposed Confluence Project.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.