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Squad car draped in black, parked outside MPD District 4 in honor of officer killed in crash

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee Police Department squad car on Friday morning, June 8 was parked outside District 4, draped in black, in honor of 23-year-old Charles Irvine Jr. -- the officer who passed away after a crash on the city's north side Thursday, June 7.

The crash happened just after 5 p.m., near 76th and Silver Spring. A Milwaukee Police Department squad car rolled off the road and got wedged near an overpass.

Milwaukee police have identified the officer who passed away as 23-year-old Charles Irvine Jr. He was a police aide for two years and an officer for nearly two years.

"He began his service with the Milwaukee Police Department at the age of 19 and became a police officer at the age of 21," Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

Milwaukee Police Department squad crash at 76th & Silver Spring

Milwaukee Police Department squad crash at 76th & Silver Spring

Witnesses tell FOX6 the squad car activated its lights and engaged in a chase with a vehicle.

"The police was pursuing the vehicle that was going at a fast pace," said a witness.

A witness said the car got away as the squad skid up the embankment.