The following is a statement from Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales regarding the June 7 death of fallen officer Charles G. Irvine Jr.
“It is with great sadness that I stand before you today as the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department and announce the death of one of our own, 23-year-old Police Officer Charles Irvine Junior of District Four.
This is the information that I have been presented with so far.
Today at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer Irvine and his partner were involved in the pursuit of a reckless vehicle at which time the squad crashed near N. 76th Street and W. Silver Spring Drive. At this time it appears the squad was the only vehicle involved in the crash. The officers were transported to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries. Officer Irvine died as a result of his injuries despite the heroic and lifesaving measures of the Milwaukee Fire Department and the medical team at Froedtert.
Officer Irvine has been with the department for approximately four years. He began his service with the Milwaukee Police Department at the age of 19 and became a police officer at the age of 21. The other officer is in stable condition and is a 36-year-old man with four years of service.
We ask that you please respect the privacy of both families as they are grieving. Pictures of the officers and more information will be released at a later date.”