‘It’s very difficult:’ More than 2 decades since Officer Wendolyn Tanner was killed in line of duty

MILWAUKEE -- The death of Officer Charles Irvine Jr. on Thursday, June 7 is the first of a Milwaukee police officer in the line of duty in nearly 22 years.

It was September 7, 1996 when Officer Wendolyn Tanner was shot and killed during a foot chase.

Tanner and his partner were trying to arrest a known felon near 20th and Hampton when the suspect opened fire. A bullet struck the 29-year-old officer in his side -- between the panels of his vest.

Tanner's partner shot the suspect -- and the...

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