Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena

Wauwatosa Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena

Jen, I regret that I was unable to attend your service on the 29th. So many of us on daywatch wanted to, but someone had to stay behind and "walk the wall." We are still grieving, still coping with the bitter irony of your being taken from us this way. Our first duty to those we have lost in the line of duty is to remember. In your memory I renew my vow to always be a protector of and advocate for victims of domestic violence in my community

Off. Phillip Yahnke
Madison WI Police Dept.

January 2, 2013

Such youth wasted...I will pray for your family

Bart Perry-Supervisor
Will County Probation

January 2, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 2, 2013

Officer Jennifer Sebena, rest in peace. You were truly loved by your family and friends. That love will continue throughout time.

A police officers heart always knows.

Lakewood Police Department, Colorado

January 2, 2013

Officer Sebena your family, co workers and friends are in my prayers. May you rest in peace.

Sgt. J Walter
Richmond PD VA

January 2, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Sister.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Sebena and the members of the Wauwatosa Police Department. We remember her service to the people of her community, as well as all of those who devote their lives to keeping us safe. Thank you.

Brian Schmidt
Civilian, Milwaukee, WI

January 1, 2013

Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, Rest in Peace.
You dedicated your life to the service of your community through the Wauwatosa Police Department - to protect the very peace and freedom that we all enjoy today, and have made the Ultimate Sacrifice.
I promise my continued prayers for your Family and your Extended Family at the Wauwatosa Police Department and for all Victims of Domestic Violence.
May God Bless You for the the sacrifices you have made in your short lifetime, and Grant Peace and Consolation to those who Love You and will Miss You every day.

SisterCarolAnn Clark cjm
Bereavement Minister
Congregation Jesus and Mary
Diocese of San Diego (Ca)
Civilian Supporter

January 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer, Jennifer Sebena... We have the watch from here, SALUTE.

Officer, Jeffrey Krueger
Lake Geneva PD

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

January 1, 2013

Jennifer, we honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jennifer was killed in the line of duty. May her loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To her family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I pray for the emotional healing for all who called Jennifer beloved.

I was so saddened to learn of the loss of this young officer still in the early stages of her law enforcement career and know what a devastating blow her loss is to her family and her agency, especially given the circumstances which have left two families that loved Jennifer heartbroken and bewildered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Jennifer gave to her community and the citizens of Wisconsin, and the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on December 24, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 31, 2012

I just heard of Jennifer's death from a friend at my church last night. Her sister is a police officer. My husband is a police chaplain in Plymouth, MN. My husband and I have a special love for those in law enforcement. We are so saddened by this murder and the loss of a servant whose life was committed to protecting and serving others. May God grant His comfort and peace to the family. I am praying for you.

Jan Beacham

December 31, 2012

While I did not know you, I was a member of your department in the early 2000's as a Reserve Officer. When I heard that you had fallen, it struck me as if I was still there. I knew many of the officers that you served with and so I say this knowing that it is true. You may stand down officer, Your fellow officers have your watch from here.

Matthew O'Brien
Wauwatosa Police Reserve ('01 - '03)

December 31, 2012

It is with great sadness to hear about this officer's death. May the Lord keep and bless not only her family and friends, but her co-workers as well. RIP

Sgt Floyd L. McElroy
Louisiana State Police

December 31, 2012

Officer Sebena, thank you so much for your service. I truly wish that I, and others, could fully convey to your family and friends how much you mean to the entire law enforcement and criminal justice community, but I will at least say that while you were taken far before your time, I am positive that you touched so many lives in a profoundly positive way that you did more than many do in their entire lives. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. Thank you so incredibly much!

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

December 31, 2012


You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. You are 10-42 from Wauwatosa streets, 10-41 on the streets of heaven.

Officer Chris McAtee
Wauwatosa Police Department- Late Shift

December 31, 2012

Rest in peace officer Sebena. Thank you for your service. I pray the lord will ease your family's suffering and hope they and your extended family in blue find peace and comfort. I also hope your cowardly husband has an unfortunate accident in his cell. It sickens me how the papers called him a heroic former Marine. Scumbag is a more suitable

Just a civilian
Law enforcement supporter

December 30, 2012

Rest In Peace. It is hard to find words after a senseless loss.
My Dear God. Know that all decent people feel a hollowness inside after hearing this news. My prayers for strength to friends, department and family.


December 30, 2012

Your entire community has been placed in a deep shock at your loss to Gods children in it. Your dedication to service is well loved and now God has received a wonderful and loving sister to serve in our ranks of heroic and loving brothers and sisters in His kingdom. You have done a greta service and a well done is not ebough to pay for this service. Rest in peace sister, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired Detective
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chaplain FOP

December 30, 2012

It was a pleasure to work with you and I thank God that we were able to have that last conversation with each other about our faith. Little did I know that it would be the last, but I can rest easy knowing that it was not goodbye, just until I see you again. My prayers are with Jen's family and with all of the Sebenas.

Police Officer David Cefalu
City of Wauwatosa Police Department

December 30, 2012

Officer Sebena, To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord. Rest well.

To Your Family,
Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 212 months. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 30, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena and the Wauwatosa Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Sebena, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service to this great Nation and to your community. May God bless your family, friends, and the WI law enforcement community. God Speed sister and RIP

Trooper Matthew J. Demny
Michigan State Police, Rockford Post

December 30, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department. May they find comfort and strength in the days ahead. Rest in peace, Officer Sebena. Your memory will live forever.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/2004

December 30, 2012

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