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Police Officer Ronald Hogan

15 years
End of Watch: 
Tuesday, May 2, 1967

Incident Details:

At approximately 12:25 p.m. on May 2, 1967, Patrolman Ronald Hogan and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance, called in by a neighbor in the 1800 block of N.29th Street, at the same address they were at just a few hours earlier.

When Patrolman Hogan announced "We're the police," the suspect fired a round from a .30/06 rifle through the closed bedroom door, fatally striking Patrolman Hogan in the neck. Patrolman Hogan's partner returned fire from his service revolver, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Hogan died on the scene. He was 36 years old with 15 years of service at the Milwaukee Police Department. He left behind a wife and three children: a son, age 8, and two daughters, ages 11 and 13.