Police Officer Matthew Rittner

Police Officer Matthew Rittner

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Matthew Rittner

Police Officer Matthew Rittner was shot and killed as he executed a narcotics and firearms related search warrant at a home in the 2900 block of South 12th Street near West Dakota Street.

As the Tactical Enforcement Unit attempted to breach the apartment door the suspect opened fire with an AK-47, shooting through the door and striking Officer Rittner in the chest.

Officer Rittner was transported to Froedtert Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The subject who shot him was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and numerous other narcotics and weapons charges.

Officer Rittner was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the War on Terror. He had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Charged with homicide

narcotics, search warrant, swat, weapons violation

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Thank you for your 17 years of service and the sacrifices you made to protect the city of Milwaukee. Prayers go out to you, your loved ones and the Department. Rest in Peace, Officer Rittner.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Bessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

February 17, 2019

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