Monday, December 24, 2012
A 30-year-old Wauwatosa police officer was killed by multiple gunshots while on
duty today. A homicide investigation is under way and there "are no suspects at
this time." The murdered officer, Jennifer Lynn Sebena, attended the
Milwaukee Area Technical College police academy and joined the force in January
2011. She began as a solo patrol officer with Wauwatosa police in July 2012 and
completed probation with the department in November.
Officer Sebena was married. According to the PD Statement : "Sometime this morning, between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., one of our
Wauwatosa police officers was shot numerous times in the village of Wauwatosa,"
"That officer succumbed to those gunshot wounds and has passed
away." Sebena was believed to be wearing her safety vest at the
time she was shot. The investigation is being led by the state Division of
Criminal Investigations, within the Justice Department.
The stunning chain of events began in the early morning
hours when Wauwatosa dispatchers attempted to contact Sebena on her late shift
"A call had been put out by her dispatchers to send her to a call for
service and she didn't respond," Witkowski said. "One of our other officers had
talked to her earlier in the evening or seen that vehicle and discovered
her." Witkowski said officers were out looking for Sebena because she "had
not responded to her radio."
Police declined to say where the shooting
occurred, but police tape was stretched across an area at the main fire station
on Underwood Ave. Witkowski said "those residents who live in that area, we
believe there is no risk to them at this point in time. The area has been