BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for a 23-year-old Milwaukee police officer who died in a squad car crash.
The funeral for Officer Charles Irvine Jr. will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. Visitation starts at 9 a.m. and continues until the service.
Irvine was killed and his partner was injured Thursday when their squad car rolled over near an overpass during a high-speed chase with a motorist who authorities say had been driving recklessly.
Irvine had been with the Milwaukee Police Department since he was 19 years old and became an officer two years ago. Irvine's partner, 36-year-old Matthew Schulze, was treated at a hospital and released.
Irvine is the first Milwaukee police officer killed in the line of duty since 1996.