District Three Cops Save Teen From Jumping Off Viaduct
June 29th, 2016 by milwaukeepolice
Officers from District Three of the Milwaukee Police Department saved a teenager’s life as he attempted to jump off the 16th Street Viaduct. The officers were dispatched to the Viaduct at 16th and Clybourn around 7:30 a.m. on June 29 for a welfare check after a witness said a young man was on the bridge and about to jump. Officer Matthew Wenzel approached the 16-year-old, who was on the guard rails, and pulled him off the bridge. District Three Officers Kevin Wilke and Anthony Synowicz Jr. and District One Officer Therese Zaremba also helped in bringing the young man to safety. He was subsequently transported to Milwaukee County Mental Health for further treatment. MPD recognizes the heroic actions of these officers as they deployed skills used in training to save a citizen’s life.