Abele, Dimitrijevic express condolences for sheriff's deputy killed in crash

Abele, Dimitrijevic express condolences for sheriff's deputy killed in crash

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Jul 31, 2012

MILWAUKEE- Two of Milwaukee County's top ranking officials are extending their condolences to Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman and his family after the sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash along I-43 Tuesday.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement:

"My deepest condolences go out to Deputy Sergio Aleman's family and friends. Deputy Aleman leaves behind a legacy of service including an award earlier this year for his role in apprehending an armed robber. Milwaukee County is committed to standing with Deputy Aleman's family and the Sheriff's Office during their time of grief."

Abele said that flags at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center will be flown at half-staff for 30 days to honor Deputy Aleman.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic released the following statement following Deputy Sergio Aleman's death:

"On behalf of the entire County Board of Supervisors, we express our deepest condolences.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergio Aleman's family during this extremely difficult time.

"The heroic actions of our law enforcement personnel help make Milwaukee County a safe place to live and work.  Deputy Aleman provided more than 18 years of dedicated service to the residents of Milwaukee County.  His life was tragically cut short, and he will be sorely missed."