MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A 17-year veteran Milwaukee police officer has been killed following a shooting yesterday in Milwaukee.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the exchange of gunfire was with a man wanted on drug and gun crimes. The suspect was taken into custody Wednesday night. Police have not released the names of either the suspect or the the officer.

Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following statement following the announcement:

“My heart aches for Milwaukee PD, the city, and the family and friends of an officer killed while executing a warrant. Warrant officers are the ‘tip of the spear’ in law enforcement; they are heroes, going after the most dangerous people in our communities. Today this city lost a truly brave hero and committed guardian of the city, and my prayers will be with all who knew him in the coming days.

Every day, the family of our officers watch their loved one leave the safety their home to protect us, not knowing if they will return. Tonight as we mourn the loss of this brave soul, and every day, I ask all Wisconsinites to pray for the safety of every Wisconsin law enforcement officer and their families.”

Last Update: Jul 26, 2018 10:19 am CDT

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