Chief Barry Weber Talks About Department's Bond with Jennifer Sebena's Family

Through shared grief and support, Wauwatosa police have bonded with Jennifer Sebena's mother and brother as one big family, Weber says.

After reading Wauwatosa Patch's story Monday about the Wauwatosa Police Department's "Jenny Bears" – gifts from her mother for all to remember Officer Jennifer Sebena after her death while on duty Christmas Eve morning – our media partners at WISN sat down with Police Chief Barry Weber to learn more and share it with all of metro Milwaukee.

Weber explains to reporter Christina Palladino how Jen's mother, Violet Gerhat, and brother, Jacob Wernitznig, through their shared grief with the personnel of the police department, have bonded as family.

Gerhat stopped in Monday with lunch for the entire department and also brought along teddy bears for everyone from Chief Weber down – something warm and comforting to remind them of their missing sister.

Garrence Kennedy March 08, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Scott March 08, 2013 at 06:37 PM
I wonder if they told her mother how she confided in a fellow officer about how Benjamin put a gun to her head a few nights before her murder but no one said or did anything to help her.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »