Milwaukee needs all hands on deck
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 6, 2016
My heart goes out to the innocent young girl shot last night while inside her home near 15th and Meinecke, a victim of criminals who were outside spraying bullets at each other. I pray that she will recover from her wounds, and make a full recovery.
I also offer my support and prayers to the Milwaukee police officer who was shot last night during a foot pursuit with a masked armed robbery suspect on the northwest side. Other officers exchanged fire with the suspect during the incident, and the 38-year-old suspect was killed just a short distance from where the foot pursuit started.
I hear the injured officer – who was wearing body armor that likely saved his life – has been released from the hospital. In my book he is a true hero, and I pray that he will make a full and speedy recovery.
As chair of the Public Safety Committee, I am well aware that our city faces many challenges related to crime and deadly violence. But I am confident that if we work together – elected officials, residents, ministers and pastors, business owners, students and young people – we can put together common sense solutions to address these challenges.
We need an “all hands on deck” approach and attitude to fight our very serious public safety challenges, and I am confident that together we can make that happen.
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