Monday, December 26, 2011

Hit and Run Driver Sought That Struck Milwaukee Police Officer Vrtochnick On Christmas Day

Frank Vrtochnick

Photos: MPD

Soutside District 2 police officer listed in critical condition and in intensive care at Froedtert Hospital.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 26, 2011

Milwaukee - On Monday,  Milwaukee Police Officer Frank Vrtochnick, 37, remained in critical condition after being struck by an unidentified driver who fled the scene on Sunday. The hit-and-run suspect apparently was driving on the wrong side of the street around 5:17 p.m. at the 1700 block of W. Windlake Ave., jumped the curb and hit the Officer Vrtochnick while conducting a traffic stop.
Vrtochnick from the 2nd police district station was outside his assigned police squad when the incident occurred. He is a 5-year veteran with the department.
Officer Vrtochnick received numerous scrapes, serious injuries and a broken leg when he was thrown on impact. Multiple squads on Sunday escorted an ambulance transporting Vrtochnick to Froedtert hospital reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
Police are looking for a dark mid-size sedan missing the passenger side mirror, with probable front end damage, according to Milwaukee police. People can contact the Milwaukee Police Department with any information leading to the arrest of the suspect at 414-935-7360.

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