Officers from District Four of the Milwaukee Police Department took their duties to protect and serve to the next level and rescued two occupants of a burning vehicle on the City’s Northwest Side. Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol near N. 55th and W. Villard Avenue when they witnessed a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am lose control, strike a utility pole, and start on fire. Officers Schlei, Reid, and other officers from District Four risked their own lives and pulled the driver, a 16-year-old Milwaukee male, and another teenage male passenger from the car. A third teenage male passenger from the vehicle was located nearby. All three victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the vehicle will be cited for failure to yield and reckless driving.
Officers Schlei and Reid will be nominated for a MPD Merit Award and the Department is grateful for their heroic actions!