Police Officer Michael Michalski was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a wanted subject in the area of 28th Street and Wright Street. The subject was wanted for weapons violations, narcotics violations, and violation of parole.
Officer Michalski and other members of the Special Investigations Division located the man in the area and attempted to take him into custody. The man fled on foot and the officers pursued him into a nearby home. The subject opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Michalski. Other officers returned fire but the subject was not struck. The man surrendered after he ran out of ammunition.
Officer Michalski had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.