Flag Flies at Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Officer

As it continues to look for leads in the case in the death of officer Jennifer Sebena, Wauwatosa police say entire department is "shaken" by her loss.

As Wauwatosa police continue to pursue leads in the fatal Christmas Eve shooting of officer Jennifer Sebena, the department said Tuesday that the flag in front of the police station will fly at half-staff in her honor.

"Our entire Wauwatosa Police Department family has been shaken by the loss of Officer Jen Sebena," said a statement released Tuesday afternoon by the department. "This is the first time in the 96-year history of our organization that we have lost an officer on-duty. Our flag in front of our department flies at half-staff in honor of our fallen officer."

The 30-year-old officer's body was found early Monday morning in the Village area of Wauwatosa, near the Fire Station No. 1, at 1463 Underwood Ave. Dispatchers tried and were unable to reach her between 3 and 5 a.m., and a fellow officer found her dead about 5 a.m. Sebena, who was on patrol alone, had been shot multiple times.

No arrests have been made and there is no word on whether there are any suspects in the shooting.

The department said Tuesday it was working with the state Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation on the case and the two agencies "are currently pursuing multiple investigative leads."

The department also is asking the public for help on the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wauwatosa Police Department at (414) 771- 8672.

Patricia Lindert December 26, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Really? Who cares? You should be more concerned about the needless loss of life instead of the protocol for half - staff flags.
pupdog1 December 26, 2012 at 03:21 AM
What color is the sky on your planet?
Tosa Citizen December 26, 2012 at 05:39 AM
What about the Tosa Fire Dept. They must also have video I would assume???
Mark Dark December 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
She was in the Tosa Village. Women are just as capable as men to protect and serve. You should reexamine your prejudice.
paul hruz December 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Hey I have an idea for "All the truth" why don't you go down to the police station and tell them they are not allowed to do this, if you need a ride I'll gladly pick you up and deliver you myself. But then you couldn't hide behind a fake name and you'd have to man up.


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