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Police Officer Wendolyn Odell Tanner | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Wendolyn Odell Tanner

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, September 7, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Officer Tanner was shot and killed during a foot chase of a known felon and parole violator that he and his partner were attempting to arrest. During the chase, the suspect fired several shots at the officers. One bullet struck Officer Tanner in the side, between the panels of his vest.

His partner was able to return fire and shot the suspect. The man was taken into custody after officers followed his blood trail.

Officer Tanner had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his expectant fiancée.

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Wendolyn Tanner was a good street cop and a good man. To my mind, there is no higher compliment. He is missed to this day, and will be for a long time to come. Rest in peace brother.

Sergeant Dennis Baisley
Milwaukee Police
May 16, 2017

 

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