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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:43 PM

Milwaukee police officer killed marking the city's 3rd officer death in 8 months

Source: ABC News

Milwaukee police officer killed marking the city's 3rd officer death in 8 months

By EMILY SHAPIRO Feb 6, 2019, 10:20 PM ET

A Milwaukee police officer was shot dead in the line of duty Wednesday morning while executing a search warrant, officials said.

The slain officer is the third Milwaukee police officer to die in the line of duty in the past eight months, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a news conference.

The officer, who was identified Wednesday night as 35-year-old Matthew Rittner, was a 17-year veteran of the department, said Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Michael Brunson.

Rittner, who won the Medal of Valor in 2016, is survived by his wife and young son, police said

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