Milwaukee Officer Killed In Shootout Attended Fond Du Lac Area College

(Fond du Lac) The Milwaukee Police Officer killed in a shootout with a robbery suspect Tuesday morning had ties to the Fond du Lac area. Thirty-seven-year-old Peter Jerving was attending Marian University.

In a statement, Marian University President Michelle Majewski said the life of an officer expresses everything we are or would like to be in the service of others. She adds that Jerving was an energetic and compassionate individual who laid down his life for others.

Jerving was working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He had been with the Milwaukee Police Department for four years. Jerving was mortally wounded during an exchange of gun fire. He was taken to a hospital where he died. The suspect died at the scene, though it is not clear whether that was from being shot by the officer or whether it was a self-inflicted wound.

Visitation and funeral services for Officer Jerving will be held in Brookfield next Monday. The governor has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in honor of Jerving. Tony Evers says Jerving was a devoted officer who proudly served his city, adding that he was a dedicated and distinguished public servant who demonstrated exemplary courage.

Jerving received a Milwaukee Police Department Merit Award in 2022 for his life-saving efforts in providing care to a gunshot victim in hazardous conditions.

Photo courtesy of the Marian University Facebook page