Milwaukee Police Chief, Veteran Officer Injured in Rear-End Collision

Nov. 7, 2023
Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman and a veteran police officer were involved in a rear-end crash after they attended a reckless driving event with the mayor.

Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman and a veteran officer were injured in a rear-end collision with a dump truck Monday.

The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. after Norman and a 56-year-old police officer were returning from a reckless driving event with Mayor Cavalier Johnson, WITI-TV reports. Johnson described the crash as "cruelly coincidental."

"We did not need this type of reminder that all drivers need to slow down and increase caution on our roadways," he added.

According to bystanders, Norman's SUV was struck from behind while he was stopped at a red light. Norman and the officer, who has 28 years of service, were taken to the hospital, and their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

"The chief got out and walked over there and sat down," a witness told WITI. "He was in pain. You could see it all over his face."

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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