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Funeral set Saturday for Milwaukee officer killed in crash

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — 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. on Saturday at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. The visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and continues until the service starts.

Irvine was killed and his partner was injured on Thursday when their squad car rolled over near an overpass during a high-speed chase with a driver 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.

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