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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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Thinking about you today. Many thanks for your service to our country.

John Haseltine - Civilian
September 7, 2016

 

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