Milwaukee officer killed in the line of duty has been identified

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee Police officer killed in the line of duty on Wednesday has been identified.

Officer Matthew Rittner was a 17-year veteran with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Sgt. Sheronda Grant said in a news release Wednesday night that Rittner and the other officers announced themselves as police and that the suspect fired several rounds. Grant said the 35-year-old Rittner was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital, where he died.

She said a 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested. It wasn’t clear Wednesday night whether he has been charged.

Rittner, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, began his career as a police aide in 2001.

Associated Press

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