A procession carrying the body of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner will make it's way from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office to the Krause Funeral Home on Capitol Drive on Thursday. Watch TODAY'S TMJ4 coverage below.
Final Update: 5:53 pm
Rest in Peace, Office Rittner.
Officers stand watch outside the funeral home as Officer Rittner’s casket is carried inside. pic.twitter.com/9OLoZiRfR3— Tony Bettack (@tbettack10) February 7, 2019
Update 5:47 pm
Officer Rittner's remains have arrived at the Krause Funeral Home in Brookfield.
Update: 5:27 pm
The procession looped around Miller Park, where Officer Rittner was married.
The Brewers paying respects to fallen MPD officer Matthew Rittner. Rittner, huge Brewers fan, married at Miller Park in 2017. Funeral procession headed west to funeral home. pic.twitter.com/kERad5d2nK— Michael Spaulding (@MikeWTMJ) February 7, 2019
Update 5:06 pm
After passing the police station at 47th and Vliet, where Rittner spent much of his time, the procession now heading into Miller Park's parking lots.
The procession heads into the Miller Park parking lot, feed courtesy of TMJ4 pic.twitter.com/W19RLL2ONk— Erik Bilstad (@erikbilstadWTMJ) February 7, 2019
Update: 4:45 pm
The procession has begun. Officer Rittner will be taken to Miller Park before the Honor Guard brings him to Krause Funeral Home.
Update: 4:35 pm
The procession will end at Krause Funeral Home in Brookfield.
The sun is cutting through a cloudy day at Krause Funeral Home. Awaiting the arrival of fallen Officer Matthew Rittner. A procession to begin shortly from the medical examiner’s office. @620wtmj pic.twitter.com/dV8QuO0hzL— Tony Bettack (@tbettack10) February 7, 2019
Update: 4:24 pm
The start of the procession is imminent.
Update: 4:18 pm
The hearse awaits the remains of Officer Matthew Rittner.
A hearse sits outside the Medical Examiners Office downtown. It will soon bring Officer Matthew Rittner to the Krause Funeral Home in Brookfield. pic.twitter.com/HZk4NavIDR— Erik Bilstad (@erikbilstadWTMJ) February 7, 2019
Update: 4:14 pm
Gov. Evers ordering flags to be flown at half staff.
Today, I ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Officer Matthew Rittner, of the Milwaukee Police Department, who died in the line of duty yesterday. I join the people of Wisconsin to mourn the loss of a life dedicated to public service. pic.twitter.com/HS612WKohS— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) February 7, 2019
A date and time has not yet been set for his funeral, but is expected this weekend or early next week.
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