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.
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.