Name of Milwaukee police officer killed Wednesday to be released

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A Milwaukee Police officer walks under crime scene tape as authorities investigate the scene where a fellow officer was fatally shot, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. A suspect is in custody. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The identity of a Milwaukee police officer killed in the line of duty Wednesday night is expected to be released today.

The officer, a 17-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed by a suspect police were looking for who was wanted for gun and drug violations. That suspect is in custody.

A procession of officers escorted the fallen officer’s body Wednesday night from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office.

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