Lt. Gerald Witkowski said that dispatchers early Monday morning attempted to contact an on-duty officer via radio between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., and the officer did not respond.
He identified the officer as Jennifer Lynn Sebena, 30. Sebena has been with the force in early 2011, and became a solo officer in July of this year.
Witkowski said Sebena was shot multiple times and died from her injuries.
Sebena was a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s police academy. She began solo work with the police department in July and ended her probationary period in November.
Witkowski worked with Sebena as she went through the department’s program and even went to her graduation.
“Great person. Great officer,” he said. “This is just an unbelievable act that has touched everybody at the department, especially at this time.”
Witkowski said the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is the lead agency in the investigation, which is being called a homicide investigation.