Early on Tuesday, a Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a robbery suspect on the city's south side.
Here's how leaders across the Milwaukee community reacted to the incident.
Jeffery Norman, Milwaukee Police Chief
"One of our finest, who put on that uniform, put on that badge, went into work last night and paid the ultimate sacrifice for protecting our community."
"Milwaukee, we need your prayers, we need your support. To the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department, I see you. I am proud of you. The work you do does not go unnoticed. This is a time to lean in and do the work in our community. The violence needs to stop."
Cavalier Johnson, Milwaukee Mayor
"It's on all of us to make sure that individuals who are out there, who would cause incidents like this - death, harm and destruction - that we keep an eye on them, that we inform them that they should put their guns down," Johnson said. "We need you to speak up, we need you to be engaged."
Denita Ball, Milwaukee County Sheriff
"The violence in our community highlights the critical need for state, local and community partners to work together to combat crime and make our neighborhoods safer."
Jose Perez, Common Council President
"You're going to hear this message often: it's up to all of us. Every one of us. Priests, pastors, fathers, mothers. We need to continue to come together. We can do better. We deserve better and it's up to us. We need peace in our community."
Statement of entire Common Council
"We encourage the wider Milwaukee community to join with us in honoring the memory of our fallen officer while continuing to support one another during this painful time. We also ask community members to pray for peace, for a stop to the normalization of gun carrying and/or gun culture, and for an end to senseless violence anywhere and everywhere in our city."
Darryl Morin, Forward Latino
"Today, we offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Milwaukee Police Department Officer who gave his life this morning so that we could be safe. We also send our condolences to the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee Police Association."
David Crowley, Milwaukee County Executive
"My most heartfelt condolences, and that of all Milwaukee County, go out to the family and loved ones of the officer who lost his life serving and protecting our community. As I have often said, as a community, we cannot sit idle. We must gather every resource available to address the gun violence plaguing our communities and prevent anything like this from happening again."
Julian Bradley, State Senator
"This morning our community mourns a tragic loss. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and fellow officers. The men and women of law enforcement need our support right now. We must never take for granted the risk law enforcement faces daily while protecting and serving our communities."
Bob Donovan, State Representative
"This police officer is not only the victim of a violent perpetrator, but also the victim of a dysfunctional criminal justice system in Milwaukee County. And I think we have one example after another, and I am so frustrated regarding what's going on there. And little or no leadership."
Mark Borkowski, Dist. 11 Alderman
"I'm sick for the department because it should not have happened."
Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum
"The 37-year old police officer, whose name has yet to be released, gave his life protecting the people of our city. This heroism is what Milwaukee police officers do every day and we can never thank them enough. It is long overdue for needless gun violence to stop and for legislative action to take place on real gun safety measures. On this tragic day in Milwaukee our hearts and prayers are with the police officer's family, friends and MPD colleagues."
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