Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Two Police Officers Killed On Christmas Eve 2012

Jennifer Lynn Sebena and Jimmie Norman

Police Officer Sebena was killed in the Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and the second officer, Cpl. Jimmie Norman was reported killed in Bellaire, Texas on Christmas Eve.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 25, 2012

Village of Wauwatosa, WI - On Monday, the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) and multiple law enforcement investigative agencies, including the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office launch a massive investigation into Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena, 30. Officer Sebena went missing between 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Monday when a dispatcher attempted to locate the officer. 
Officers around 5:00 a.m. located the body Officer Sebena, who suffered multiple shots near the Wauwatosa Fire Station One in the Village of Wauwatosa downtown. The investigation focused on Underwood Ave. and Harmonee Ave. in the Village.
During a press conference, Lt. Gerald Witkowski of the WPD confirmed, Officer Sebena had joined the department several years ago and had began solo patrolling in July. The investigation into the death of the Officer Sebena is ongoing. 
Sebena is survived by her husband.
The second police officer, Corporal Jimmie Norman, 53, died after 9:10 a.m. in Bellaire, Texas when Harlem Harold Lewis, 21, fired his weapon and shot the officer. Cpl. Norman had made a traffic stop after Lewis crashed into a truck and then fled the scene. Lewis was pursued by Norman and a man who Lewis had crashed into. Lewis then pulled over at Maaco in the 5600 block of Bellaire Blvd. Cpl. Norman attempted to remove Lewis from the vehicle, when Lewis pulled out a .380 Cal. handgun and shot Cpl. Norman at point blank. Norman later died on Monday of his injuries at the Ben Taub General Hospital.
Lewis also allegedly shot and killed Terry Taylor, the owner of the Maaco body shop who came out to render aid to Cpl. Norman. Other officers arriving at the scene then shot and wounded Lewis twice. Lewis tried to flee from officers, but a blood trail left by Lewis led police to a truck where he was hiding underneath. Lewis was arrested and taken to the Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment.
Lewis is being charged with two capital murders.
Cpl. Norman served 23 years with the Bellaire Police Department (BPD). He is survived by his wife and two adult children, according to the BPD.

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