Police Officer Matthew Rittner was shot and killed as he executed a narcotics and firearms related search warrant at a home in the 2900 block of South 12th Street near West Dakota Street.
As the Tactical Enforcement Unit attempted to breach the apartment door the suspect opened fire with an AK-47, shooting through the door and striking Officer Rittner in the chest.
Officer Rittner was transported to Froedtert Hospital where he died from his injuries.
The subject who shot him was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and numerous other narcotics and weapons charges.
Officer Rittner was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the War on Terror. He had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and child.
Come celebrate Matt Rittner’s life with his unit and friends. TEU K9 Unit will also be present!
The Matthew Rittner Fallen Officer Fundraiser has been organized by P.O. Rittner’s partners and friends. This event has been established to provide awareness of our heroic thin blue line while raising funds for the future of Matt’s 4 year old son and wife.
Hyde Syte Tactics
675 Hartland, WI 53029
When: February 23rd, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
The public is welcome to this family and friends event. Live music, food & beverages, games, firearms simulator, raffle prizes and more.
Hyde Syte Tactics Raffle- $10/ per ticket
Prize 1) BCM RECCE 16 AR15
Prize 2) BCM RECCE 14 AR15
Prize 3) S&W Bodyguard
Prize 4 & 5) Liberty Safe handgun vault
* For the Hyde Syte Raffle you must be 21 to purchase and there will be a $35.00 FFL Transfer/Background fee for the winner of the guns.
50/50 & Various Donated Raffle Prizes
Silent Auction Various Items * email support for shareable link showing items for auction
As items come in for the raffle we will be posting them on Hyde Syte Tactics Facebook event page * All proceeds will go to the Rittner family
* We are accepting donations of all kinds! If you would like to donate items for the raffle please contact us:
email@example.com or call/text 262.297.9830
DEADLINE for donated items is Thursday February 21st 2019
Please dress for the weather as this is an indoor/outdoor event.
Big Thanks to the companies listed below for their generous contributions to this fundraiser.
Tactical Sidekick, Lt Colonel (ret) Lou Gastone