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Memorials

Honoring Our Heroes: MPD Remembers Fallen Officers

The Milwaukee Police Department honors and remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens and City to whom they so faithfully served.

Click on a name to see their faces and learn the stories of these heroes.

MATTHEW RITTNER

Appointed: December 10, 2001
Deceased: February 6, 2019

MICHAEL MICHALSKI

Appointed: February 19, 2001
Deceased: July 25, 2018

CHARLES G. IRVINE JR.

Appointed: August 4, 2014
Deceased: June 7, 2018

WENDOLYN TANNER

Appointed:November 9, 1992
Deceased:September 7, 1996

MICHAEL A. NIEHOFF

Appointed:October 28, 1991
Deceased:November 30, 1994

WILLIAM A. ROBERTSON

Appointed:September 27, 1993
Deceased:September 7, 1994

MICHAEL R. TOURMO

Appointed:April 20, 1975
Deceased:November 18, 1990

RICHARD E. WAGNER

Appointed:November 19, 1973
Deceased:October 25, 1990

STEVEN J. HASENSTAB

Appointed:November 3, 1980
Deceased:August 19, 1989

ROGER A. STERLING

Appointed:July 20, 1981
Deceased:May 11, 1987

DENNIS J. GORLEWSKI

Appointed:November 21, 1960
Deceased:March 25, 1987

ROSARIO J. COLLURA AND LEONARD R. LESNIEWSKI (COLLURA)

Appointed:October 10, 1966
Deceased:March 19, 1985

(LESNIEWSKI)

Appointed:March 26, 1969
Deceased:March 19, 1985

SYDNEY C. SNOW

Appointed:October 13, 1975
Deceased:January 30, 1982

JOHN MACHAJEWSKI AND CHARLES S. MEHLBERG (MACHAJEWSKI)

Appointed:July 23, 1978
Deceased:December 23, 1981

(MEHLBERG)

Appointed:February 19, 1978
Deceased:December 23, 1981

THOMAS KIEFER

Appointed:May 21, 1973
Deceased:November 25, 1977

ALBERT KOHN

Appointed:November 2, 1953
Deceased:October 29, 1975

DENNIS OBRADOVICH

Appointed:May 5, 1969
Deceased:August 17, 1975

MICHAEL DRAEGER

Appointed:October 20, 1969
Deceased:December 28, 1974

THOMAS G. MATULIS AND ROBERT D. RILEY (MATULIS)

Appointed:July 20, 1970
Deceased:July 10, 1974

(RILEY)

Appointed:July 8, 1968
Deceased:July 10, 1974

RONALD REAGAN

Appointed:May 6, 1968
Deceased:December 13, 1973

GERALD HEMPE AND CHARLES T. SMITH (HEMPE)

Appointed:November 21, 1966
Deceased:January 31, 1973

(SMITH)

Appointed:May 22, 1972
Deceased:January 31, 1973

PAUL DU PLANTY

Appointed:July 20, 1970
Deceased:November 9, 1971

ALAN SROCZYNSKI

Appointed:January 3, 1966
Deceased:November 8, 1970

GEORGE FISH

Appointed:March 19, 1962
Deceased:September 22, 1970

BRYAN MOSCHEA

Appointed:October 4, 1965
Deceased:July 31, 1967

RONALD T. HOGAN

Appointed:August 11, 1952
Deceased:May 2, 1967

JAMES J. RIVERS

Appointed:July 22, 1957
Deceased:March 21, 1966

ROBERT KRAEMER

Appointed:February 22, 1960
Deceased:February 7, 1963

RAYMOND A. NENCKI

Appointed:January 2, 1948
Deceased:October 5, 1959

VERNON WHITE

Appointed:August 11, 1941
Deceased:November 10, 1951

ELMER W. BATES

Appointed:May 1, 1939
Deceased:August 23, 1948

VALENTINE ADAM

Appointed:January 2, 1948
Deceased:March 6, 1948

ARNOLD WERNER

Appointed:June 1, 1942
Deceased:July 10, 1943

JOSEPH LECHER

Appointed:May 23, 1933
Deceased:March 21, 1943

GEORGE RAABE

Appointed:May 27, 1929
Deceased:November 2, 1937

NELS GOODMAN

Appointed:May 4, 1925
Deceased:August 10, 1937

CHARLES GEORGE

Appointed:January 1, 1930
Deceased:June 8, 1936

HARRY PIESKE

Appointed:June 4, 1921
Deceased:June 27, 1935

RICHARD R. ZINGLER

Appointed:April 26, 1924
Deceased:February 8, 1933

ROBERT BAHLKE

Appointed:January 3, 1922
Deceased:February 23, 1932

HILBERT THUROW

Appointed:July 9, 1926
Deceased:August 22, 1930

HAROLD W. SCHMIDT

Appointed:February 9, 1923
Deceased:April 4, 1925

JOSEPH KUBACKI

Appointed:April 1, 1919
Deceased:May 24, 1924

WALTER LUEDTKE

Appointed:June 6, 1921
Deceased:December 18, 1924

WILLIAM KAMMERLING

Appointed:January 26, 1917
Deceased:January 28, 1922

NINE OFFICERS DIE IN SINGLE INCIDENT

(FRANK CASWIN)

Appointed:February 1, 1915
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(HENRY DECKERT)

Appointed:October 21, 1913
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(FRED KAISER)

Appointed:February 7, 1905
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(DAVID O'BRIEN)

Appointed:November 4, 1987
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(CHARLES SEEHAWER)

Appointed:December 1, 1899
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(STEPHEN STECKER)

Appointed:December 1, 1899
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(EDWARD SPINDLER)

Appointed:July 1, 1903
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(AL TEMPLIN)

Appointed:October 17, 1904
Deceased:November 24, 1917

(PAUL WEILER)

Appointed:December 13, 1906
Deceased:November 24, 1917

CHARLES W. GUDGELL

Appointed: November 1, 1910
Deceased: August 22, 1916

PETER GAUER

Deceased: July 3, 1909

OTTO H. FLIETH

Appointed: October 1, 1886
Deceased:December 17, 1908

ERNEST JOHNSON

Deceased:September 15, 1904

JOHN KASSOW

Appointed:March 1, 1890
Deceased:September 30, 1899

FRANK PISZCZEK

Deceased:June 22, 1884


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