Saturday, May 25, 2013
Member of the Wauwatosa Police Department were on hand at Miller Park Friday night as an officer honored the memory of Jennifer Sebena by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
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Less than two weeks after her name was placed on the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in Washington, D.C., slain Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena was honored again at a brief ceremony at Miller Park. Wauwatosa police officer Katie Gierach, a friend of Sebena's, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday's Brewers-Pirates game, Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News reported. "Because of the way she lived, the way she served. She served with professionalism and excellence," said Gierach, who wore Sebena's badge number at the ceremony. More from WISN 12 News
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
People from around the country take part in a candle-light vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena was among those honored Monday.
More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial — and more are added every year. The keepers of the police memorial figure one law officer in the United States dies in the line of duty every 57 hours. For this year's ceremony, 321 names were added to that wall. Among them: Jennifer Sebena, a Wauwatosa police officer shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2012; and Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman, killed in an on-duty car accident last year. "She was a truly amazing person," Wauwatosa Det. John Milotsky said of Sebena, speaking to WISN 12 News. "She pinned on that badge every day and served her community. Just like the other 19,000 officers that …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A large contingent of police officers from the Milwaukee area and throughout the state are in Washington, D.C. to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, including Wauwatosa's Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman.
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Monday, May 13
Wisconsin had a strong presence leading up to a candlelight ceremony Monday night at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dozens of police officers from departments throughout the state made the trek to the nation's capitol to honor those who died in the line of duty, including Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Aleman. Their names are among 321 names added this year to the memorial wall. Just before the Monday night vigil, Jason Newton, a reporter for Patch's media partners WISN 12 News, spoke with some of the Wisconsin officers who were on hand. “We knew all along that Jen earned her place on this wall,” Wauwatosa detective John Milotsky told Newton. “It’s all …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Visitors gather at nation's capital for National Police Week to honor those who died while on duty, including Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena.
Thousands of people began flowing Saturday into Washington, D.C., for National Police Week, filling a sacred section of the northwest portion of the capital and the national memorial honoring fallen officers. Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena, who was killed on duty on Christmas Eve 2012, is among those who will be honored. Her name freshly etched into one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls that are now part of the living National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty are etched into those walls. This year, 321 were added. The curving blue-gray marble with all those names on it was dedicated in 1991, and it has become the focal point of National Police …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
One of the key events of National Police Week in Washington, DC, is the vigil honoring those added to the national memorial wall this year. Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena's name will be read tonight.
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Saturday, May 11
Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena, who was killed on duty on Christmas Eve 2012, is among those who will be remembered at a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. today in Washington, DC. Her name freshly etched into one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls that are now part of the living National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The vigil will be broadcast live on the Internet and you can watch it here.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber was the keynote speaker at Friday's ceremony in Madison, which paid tribute to Jennifer Sebena and four other officers.
Madison — The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial stands at the north corner of Capitol Square, a low circle of gray granite surrounding a bed of cheerfully bright flowers. A less ostentatious monument you are unlikely to find here, compared to the looming statues of Civil War officers and the incomparable Capitol itself. You’d be forgiven if you failed to recognize it as a memorial at all, or thought it just a convenient and decorative place to sit. Then you might notice the names. More than 260 names inscribed in the hard, pale stone. Every one of them a Wisconsin law officer lost in the line of duty. Today there are five more, representing the two officers who fell while on watch last year, and three more whose deaths nearly 100 years …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Friday in Madison and Monday in Washington, Wauwatosa police chief will pay respects and honor to Jennifer Sebena and other officers who died in the performance of their duties.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber will be the featured speaker at both the state's annual memorial ceremony for slain law officers and a national ceremony at which Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena's inscribed name will be unveiled on a memorial wall. The state ceremony will be at noon Friday at the corner of Mifflin and Pinkney streets at the north corner of Capitol Square in Madison. It will be preceded by a procession of visiting law enforcement officers, including a large contingent from Wauwatosa. Jen Sebena will be honored there along with Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman and three Wisconsin officers killed on duty nearly 100 years ago. Weber will speak at that ceremony and then travel to Washington, DC, for another early …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The slain Wauwatosa police officer will be one of five fallen officers to be honored Friday in Madison.
Jennifer Sebena, a slain Wauwatosa police officer, is one of five fallen officers who will be honored at the 23rd Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in Madison. The ceremony will be held May 10, Friday at noon at the WLEM Memorial Site located on the State Capitol Grounds on corner of Pinckney and Mifflin Streets. Sebena, who was shot and killed while on duty Christmas Eve 2012, will also be honored by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Her name will be added to a national memorial for fallen police officers by mid-May after an organization reversed its original decision to deny the addition. Her husband, Benjamin Sebena, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the slaying. He has …
Monday, April 15, 2013
An organization reversed to decision to add the name of a slain Wauwatosa officer onto a national memorial for fallen police officers. Jennifer Sebena's name will be added sometime in May.
The name of a slain Wauwatosa police officer will be added to a national memorial for fallen police officers by mid-May after an organization reversed its original decision to deny the addition, reported Fox6Now. Jennifer Sebena, who was shot and killed while on duty Christmas Eve 2012, will be honored by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in the wake of a significant outcry from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and others when the group declined to add her name. Sebena’s name will appear on Section 58E, Line 25 of the memorial. The denial sparked a group to start an online petition that gathered 16,000 signatures in support. Her …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund reversed its decision and will be adding Jennifer Sebena's name to a national memorial that recognizes law enforcement.
Updated 1:50 p.m. with comment from Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber. The organization that originally denied adding the name of a slain Wauwatosa police officer to a national memorial reversed its decision on Wednesday, reported Patch media partner WISN 12 News. Jennifer Sebena, who was shot and killed while on duty Christmas Eve 2012, will be honored by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in the wake of a significant outcry from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and others when the group declined to add her name. In a statement released Wednesday, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said: I am very pleased with the decision made …