Friday, June 8, 2018

Milwaukee Police Officer Charles G. Irvine Jr. Passed Away From Injuries Suffered In Squad Car Crash During Pursuit Of A Reckless Driver

Milwaukee Police Officer Irvine Jr. died after a crash and rollover accident while on duty and his partner, Officer Schulze is in stable condition.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

June 8, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Milwaukee Police Officer Charles G. Irvine Jr., 23, lost his life while on duty and as a result of a crash and rollover accident. Both Officer Irvine Jr. and his partner, Officer Matthew Schulze were transported to Froedtert Hospital where Irvine Jr. was later pronounced deceased. Officer Schulze is in stable condition and is expected to be released from the hospital, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Thursday during a press conference released the following statement regarding the June 7 death of fallen Officer Charles G. Irvine Jr., "It is with great sadness that I stand before you today as the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department and announce the death of one of our own, 23-year-old Police Officer Charles Irvine Junior of District Four.
"This is the information that I have been presented with so far.
"Today at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer Irvine and his partner were involved in the pursuit of a reckless vehicle at which time the squad crashed near N. 76th  Street and W. Silver Spring Drive. At this time it appears the squad was the only vehicle involved in the crash.  The officers were transported to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries. Officer Irvine died as a result of his injuries despite the heroic and lifesaving measures of the Milwaukee Fire Department and the medical team at Froedtert.
"Officer Irvine has been with the department for approximately four years.  He began his service with the Milwaukee Police Department at the age of 19 and became a police officer at the age of 21.  The other officer is in stable condition and is a 36-year-old man with four years of service."
Officer Irvine Jr.'s body was escorted by dozens of fellow police officers in squads from the hospital to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
Officer Irvine Jr. is the first officer to died while on duty in the last 22 years.
At this time, no information has released regarding the vehicle that was being pursued for reckless driving by Officer Irvine Jr. and his partner.

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