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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:25 PM

Jennifer Lynn Sebena Dead: Wisconsin Police Officer Found Shot On Duty, Investigation Ensues

Source: Huffington Post

MILWAUKEE A suburban Milwaukee police officer was found shot and killed on Christmas Eve a couple of hours after a police dispatcher tried unsuccessfully to reach her, and authorities said they were investigating the case as a homicide.

A dispatcher tried to reach Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena, 30, for a call about 3 a.m. Monday, but she didn't respond, Wauwatosa Lt. Gerald Witkowski said. Officers began looking for her and found her dead with several gunshot wounds about 5 a.m., he said. He didn't know if she was found inside or outside her squad car or whether she tried to defend herself.

Investigators have no suspects, and Witkowski urged witnesses to come forward."Our hearts are really heavy," he said. "You just can't believe something like this occurs."

Sebena graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College's police academy, he said. She started solo work with the police department in Wauwatosa, a city of about 46,000 people just west of Milwaukee, in July and ended her probationary period in November. Witkowski said he's the field training coordinator and worked with her when she went through the department's program and even went to her graduation.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/24/jennifer-lynn-sebena-wisconsin-officer-shot-dead_n_2360488.html

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Reply Jennifer Lynn Sebena Dead: Wisconsin Police Officer Found Shot On Duty, Investigation Ensues (Original post)
onehandle Dec 2012 OP
libdem4life Dec 2012 #1
Loudly Dec 2012 #3
Historic NY Dec 2012 #4
Tunkamerica Dec 2012 #11
hack89 Dec 2012 #14
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #2
postulater Dec 2012 #5
glinda Dec 2012 #6
Sweet Freedom Dec 2012 #7
lavenderdiva Dec 2012 #9
Ash_F Dec 2012 #8
Superbot Dec 2012 #10
Berlin Expat Dec 2012 #12
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #15
Berlin Expat Dec 2012 #16
hexola Dec 2012 #13
Liberalynn Dec 2012 #17

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:43 PM

1. One thing that has emerged from this latest tragedy, is closer scrutiny of each gunshot death

...it seems we, as a people, are ready to take more notice of the gun violence that most of us did not see or perhaps want to see. I hope it keeps up so we continue to struggle our way to a useful conversation and results.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. Awareness, consciousness, action.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

4. The country would be up in arms if these deaths occurred in a war zone..

among the troops day after day...

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:16 AM

11. would it?

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:29 AM

14. Maybe now we will get serious about violent criminals

instead of wasting time and money prosecuting non-violent drug offenders.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

2. The Beat Goes On...nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

5. That's the suburb Scott Walker lives in.

Hmmmmm.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:01 AM

6. We just had a cop death mystery shooting recently here also in MN.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:20 AM

7. Bellaire (Houston) also lost a police officer this morning

as well as an innocent bystander who tried to help him.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:05 AM

9. this incident happened very close to my home

I haven't been able to stop thinking about this officer, the man who came to help him (both killed by gunfire), and their families on this Christmas Eve. I have read that the officer had a wife and two children at home. The good samaritan's wife was inside the business where this incident occurred and witnessed everything. Christmas will never be the same for these families.

My SIL & BIL are here visiting my husband's parents for Christmas, and we were all sitting around the dinner table after eating, and this came up. My far right-wing MIL said some nimwit thing about it's not the gun that is the problem, it's the person holding the gun, and that if he had a knife it still could have harmed them. Both my SIL and BIL (democrats both) and I almost shouted her down saying that the knife wounds might have been survivable, and there are far too many guns on the streets. She shut up pretty quickly, as she was very out-numbered.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:34 AM

8. Traffic stop gone wrong?

This is sad.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:25 AM

10. copycat

 

I'm guessing it's some sort of sick twisted copycat crime. I'm sure more will come.

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Response to Superbot (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

12. I think a lot of

what we've been seeing over the last few days is the copycat phenomenon. It happens, especially after a major incident like the Newtown Massacre. Inevitably, it dwindles as the phenomenon loses steam with the passage of time.

Sadly there's a lot of folks, who in more ordinary circumstances, would've quietly retreated to the bedroom and put a bullet through their head.....now however, the "trendy" thing to do is to take a few people with you. And the wall-to-wall media coverage likely doesn't help matters. All the sad, lonely and slightly deranged people out there start thinking, "Ah ha! Everyone's gonna know me now!" and it all goes downhill from there.

Color me cynical, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's one more major massacre in the not-too-distant future. And then the copycat phenomenon will have burned itself out. In a way, it's almost like the titular character from "It", Pennywise the Dancing Clown (a.k.a. Bob Gray). It comes to life every so often, does its thing, and then goes back to sleep. People forget until it starts over again. Personally, I've always read "It" as something of an allegory regarding outbursts of mass violence or mass hysteria. Granted, Mr. King is going for an otherworldly explanation of the phenomenon, but I've always read the book as more allegorical.

But who knows? Maybe, somewhere down there, in some forgotten part of a drainage system, there is some slumbering entity that feeds off hatred, paranoia, fear and death.

Merry Christmas, to you and all DU'ers.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

15. There is something down there lurking in the sewers, Rush, Hannity, Savage...!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:26 AM

16. Fair enough,

LOL. Indeed, they are the sewer-dwellers. The real-life incarnations of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and frankly, scarier.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:25 AM

13. I guess she didnt have a gun? (nt)

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:48 AM

17. My sympathies to all her family and friends

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