MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Five Wisconsin police officers killed in the line of duty will be added to the state’s Law Enforcement Memorial.
Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena, whose husband is charged with killing her last Christmas Eve, will be honored in a ceremony on Friday. It starts at noon at the memorial site on the State Capitol grounds in Madison.
The national Law Enforcement Memorial was not originally planning to include Sebena, but the group later changed its mind. She’ll be honored next Monday in Washington.
Also to be honored at the state ceremony on Friday is Milwaukee County deputy Sergio Aleman. He was driving a vehicle that assists motorists on the freeways when he slammed into a flat-bed truck last July and was killed.
Three other Milwaukee County deputies will be added to the state’s memorial, after they died on the job almost a century ago. They are officers William Wank, Frank Heup, and George Pazik.
Governor Scott Walker will speak at Friday’s ceremony, along with state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber.
Over 260 officers have been killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin since 1844.