MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers yesterday announced Executive Order #185 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Mon., Feb. 13, 2023, in honor of Milwaukee Police Officer Peter Jerving, who was killed in the line of duty on Tue., Feb. 7, 2022, at the age of 37.
“Officer Jerving was a devoted officer who proudly served his city, having spent most of his life wanting to become an officer. By all accounts, he was a dedicated and distinguished public servant who demonstrated exemplary courage, and his passing is an exceptional loss for the city of Milwaukee and our state,” said Gov. Evers. “Kathy and I join Wisconsinites across our state in continuing to keep Officer Jerving’s parents, loved ones, and friends and colleagues, including the Milwaukee Police Department, as well as the entire city of Milwaukee, in our hearts and prayers as we mourn his tragic death.”
Officer Jerving was a lifelong Milwaukee resident with four years of experience with the Milwaukee Police Department. Recognized for his exceptional public service, Officer Jerving received a Milwaukee Police Department Merit Award in 2022 for his life-saving efforts in providing care to a gunshot victim in hazardous conditions.
Services for Officer Jerving will be held on Mon., Feb. 13, 2023, in Brookfield.
Executive Order #185 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Mon., Feb. 13, 2023, and is available here.