On June 7, 2018, at approximately 5:00 P.M., Officer Charles (Chuckie) Irvine Jr. and his partner observed a vehicle driving recklessly as it traveled eastbound on West Silver Spring Drive near North 91st Street. The officers attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle by activating the squad’s lights and sirens; however, the suspect’s vehicle refused to pull over and began to elude officers. A vehicle pursuit subsequently began and as the suspect’s vehicle approached 7600 West Silver Spring Drive the squad car lost control and rolled over. Officer Irvine Jr., who was 23 years old, tragically lost his life in the squad accident.
The suspect involved in the vehicle pursuit was apprehended by Milwaukee Police and subsequently sentenced to 30 years in prison for his involvement in Officer Irvine’s’ death.
Although Officer Irvine Jr. is no longer with us, his life and legacy will forever live on. Thank you Officer Irvine Jr. for your dedication and ultimate sacrifice to the City of Milwaukee and to the Milwaukee Police Department.