Police Officer Michael J. Michalski

Police Officer Michael J. Michalski

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Michael J. Michalski

Police Officer Michael Michalski was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a wanted subject in the area of 28th Street and Wright Street. The subject was wanted for weapons violations, narcotics violations, and violation of parole.

Officer Michalski and other members of the Special Investigations Division located the man in the area and attempted to take him into custody. The man fled on foot and the officers pursued him into a nearby home. The man ran up a set of stairs and encountered a locked door, at which time he hid in a large pile of clothing on a landing for approximately 10 minutes.

As officers searched the house, Officer Michalski walked up the stairs to check the second floor. The man suddenly emerged from the pile of clothes and shot Officer Michalski without warning with a .45 caliber handgun. He then shot and wounded two other officers before running out of ammunition and surrendering.

He was charged with Officer Michalski's murder and two counts of attempted murder in addition to other charges stemming from the incident and original warrants.

Officer Michalski had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 3014

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

narcotics, ambush, fatal funnel, parolee, warrant service, weapons violation


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Alfonso Morales
Milwaukee Police Department
749 West State Street
P.O. Box 531
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 933-4444

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