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Barrett Skips Ceremony Honoring Fallen Police Officers to Meet with Union Officials

5:44 PM, May 18, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Milwaukee news radio station WTMJ reports:

Law enforcement officials are angered and looking for answers after Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett did not attend two separate law enforcement recognition ceremonies this week, including one that recognizes Milwaukee police officers killed in the line of duty.

On Tuesday evening, the Milwaukee police department held their annual Merit Awards Ceremony.  Mayor Barrett was scheduled to be at that event.  Organizers tell me he canceled so late that there wasn't even time to take his name off the program.  It was on the printed program that evening.

On Wednesday, the annual ceremony to honor the courage and sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty was held. Organizers say Mayor Barrett said he would be there. He wasn't.

Though Barrett missed the ceremony, he did find time to tweet a statement posted on his campaign website a few hours ago:

Rembr WI's fallen officers not only 4 how they died but also 4 how they lived-that is the true inspiration 4 all of us 

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