Peter Jerving is the Milwaukee police officer who was shot and killed early Tuesday morning, Milwaukee Police said. Jerving was honored in a tribute video:
Peter Jerving, 37, with four years on the force, was fatally shot early this morning on the city’s south side during a foot chase involving a robbery suspect.
Officer Jerving’s killing occurred just an hour after the anniversary of the killing of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, who died on February 6, 2019.
The suspect, Terrell Thompson, was just in court YESTERDAY on a hit-and-run conviction but was given only probation by a Milwaukee County Judge despite numerous failures to show up for court.
“Milwaukee our hearts are heavy,” Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said in a press conference. “Milwaukee police Department hearts are heavy. My heart is heavy. One of our finest who put on that uniform put on that badge, went into work last night and paid the ultimate sacrifice for protecting our community,” Norman said.