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August 26, 2022

TONEY STATEMENT ON MILWAUKEE OFFICER STRUCK BY GUNFIRE TODAY

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today, a Milwaukee police officer was struck and wounded in the leg by gunfire which appears to be the result of a discharge from a deceased suspect’s firearm.

Eric Toney, Fond du Lac County District Attorney and law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, released the following statement:

“Law enforcement officers serve and protect us by risking their lives every day to help keep us safe. I am relieved to hear that the injuries suffered by the police officer in Milwaukee today appear to be non-fatal and I wish the officer a speedy recovery.

“As we continue to wait for all of the facts to emerge, I commend the MPD for providing information on this afternoon’s critical incident quickly and transparently. Providing information early in investigations is crucial to public safety. It appears the suspect in today’s incident was wanted for a domestic abuse injunction and may have exchanged gunfire with the police prior to taking his own life. Milwaukee is on pace to set a murder record for a third year in a row, as we are experiencing historic violence and a drug epidemic across Wisconsin. We need leaders that will enforce the rule of law and stand with our law enforcement, not the political rhetoric and public safety failures of Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul.”

District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Racine Police Association, and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.

To learn more about why Eric Toney is running for Attorney General, along with his background and vision for Wisconsin, click here.

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