A Milwaukee Police Officer was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of N. Harbor Drive and N. Lincoln Memorial Drive around 8:25 p.m. on June 29. As the officer directed traffic, a motorist operating a small SUV, disregarded the officer’s commands and attempted to drive around him, at which time the officer was struck by the vehicle. After striking the officer, the motorist fled the scene. The motorist was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident.
The officer is approximately a seven year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department and is a member of the Motorcycle Unit. He was conveyed to a local hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained from the accident. The investigation is ongoing.