Milwaukee fire official's message after firefighter grabbed during vigil: “100% of the time, we’re there to help”

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 09/08/2015 12:00 AM

A Milwaukee firefighter was violently grabbed by a man in a crowd of hostile onlookers as he tried to help a victim while on a medical call. It happened this weekend, and it has Milwaukee Fire Department officials making a plea to the public. This incident occurred on Saturday evening, September 5th near 60th and Capitol Drive. FOX6 News is told a large group of people were in the area for a vigil to remember a 26-year-old man killed in a motorcycle crash. Police were monitoring the crowd around 7:20 p.m. when one person began to have a medical emergency. Officials say the crowd would not move back from the patient. They apparently became disorderly with police and firefighters as they attempted to treat the patient. At one point, a member of the crowd grabbed a firefighter violently. The suspect, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested for battery to a firefighter. The person having the medical emergency was evaluated at a hospital.


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