Taylor Statement on Off-Duty Officer Shooting
State Senator and Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Lena Taylor statement
Wisconsin State Senator and Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the spate of crimes reported today, that included the shooting of an off-duty officer in response to a carjacking and robbery attempt:
“I want to thank the off duty-officer that stepped between a dangerous individual and a woman in need of help. As he receives medical attention for gun-related wounds, he and his family are top of mind for many of us. Because of his actions, someone else got to go home tonight.
In other unrelated occurrences, there were others who lost their lives in Milwaukee today. While all of the impacted families are in our prayers, we know what people want most is an end to this violence. Period.
We can no longer task force or study our way out of this. It’s time to do the things that we know work and prioritize them. We need to get illegal guns off the streets, strategically deploy resources and law enforcement, and coordinate a response across city departments. In short, we need to work on reducing crime like our lives, and the success of this city depends on it.
Milwaukee is far more than the sum of these acts. Days like this demand that we remember who we are and what we love about this city. And then we do what’s necessary to protect it.”
- Suspects in Connection to Off-Duty MPD Detective Shot Criminally Charged - Milwaukee Police Department - Jan 18th, 2022
- Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Statement on Incident in Third Ward - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jan 14th, 2022
- Statement on The Heroic Actions of Off-Duty MPD Officer - Ald. Michael Murphy - Jan 14th, 2022
- Statement on Officer Involved Third Ward Shooting - Ald. Bob Bauman - Jan 14th, 2022
- Another Brave Police Officer Steps Up For Us! - Bob Donovan - Jan 14th, 2022
- Taylor Statement on Off-Duty Officer Shooting - State Sen. Lena Taylor - Jan 13th, 2022
- Earnell Lucas Statement On Officer Shooting In The Third Ward - Earnell Lucas - Jan 13th, 2022
- Off-Duty MPD Detective Shot - Milwaukee Police Department - Jan 13th, 2022
- Off-Duty Officer Shot in Third Ward - Corri Hess - Jan 13th, 2022
Read more about Third Ward officer shooting here