Slain Milwaukee Police Officer Remembered for Sharing His Faith, How God Saved Him

Officer Michael Michalski speaks at the Desatar Ministry in 2016.
Officer Michael Michalski speaks at the Desatar Ministry in 2016. | (Photo: YouTube/Desatar Video Ministry)

Milwaukee police officer Michael Michalski was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday.

Speaking to the media, Milwaukee Police chief Alfonso Morales said Michalski was one of the officers assigned to look for a suspect who was wanted for a parole violation, heroin possession, and domestic violence-related offenses.

The officers spotted the suspect running home. The suspect then fired "multiple times" at the police officers, said Morales. The officers returned fire and were able to take the suspect into custody, but not before Michalski was shot.

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Michalski was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with "serious injuries." The life-saving efforts administered to Michalski were unsuccessful and he died from his injuries.

He was 52 years old.

Prior to his death, Michalski had become known around Milwaukee as a man dedicated to serving not just the community, but God as well.

Two years ago, Michalski spoke at the Desatar Ministry and talked at length about the impact God has had on his life and how his love for Him has changed the way he sees people.

You can watch a video of Michalski speaking at the Desatar Ministry below.