Governor Scott Walker today ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Officer Charles Irvine Jr. of the Milwaukee Police Department who died in the line of duty on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The order is effective immediately and ends at sunset on the date of interment.
"Tonette and I send our prayers to the family and friends of Officer Charles Irvine Jr. and to the entire Milwaukee Police Department as they mourn," Governor Walker said. "Charles died while serving to keep his community safe, and his loss is a painful reminder of the dangers faced and sacrifices made by our first responders every single day. We keep Charles' memory in our hearts today and always."
A copy of Governor Walker's executive order is attached.
AG Schimel Statement Regarding Death of Milwaukee Police Officer
MILWAUKEE -- Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following statement after Milwaukee Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr. was killed in the line of duty, and another Milwaukee Police Officer was injured:
“Tonight, my prayers are with Milwaukee Police Department and the families of Officer Charles Irvine Jr. and the other officer injured this evening.
Officer Irvine gave the ultimate sacrifice for his community. May God rest Charles’s soul; and may God watch over the injured officer’s recovery.
Every day in this state, thousands of law enforcement put their life on the thin blue line for our safety and security. May the safety and wellness of the men and women in blue be in our prayers every day, as we realize the sacrifices they and their families make for our beautiful Wisconsin communities.