Funeral services, interment for MPD Officer Her held Monday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A final farewell was held Monday for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her.
“The loss of Officer Kou Her is a tremendous loss to the community, not just the Hmong community but to the community as a whole," said Alex Cha, member of Hmong Council 18 of Wisconsin.
Officer Her was hit and killed while driving home from work. He was 27-years old and a two year veteran of the department.
Funeral services were held Saturday and Sunday and continued Monday morning at the Good Hope Center. A procession then led the officer to his final resting place at Graceland Cemetery.
The procession was made up of fellow police officers and loved ones. One man along the route said Officer Her stopped at his barbecue truck from time to time. He wanted to make sure Officer Her's loved ones knew the community was thinking about them.
"Just let our prayers be out with the family, let the family know that the city of Milwaukee gives our condolences," Milwaukee resident Michael Hester said.
Other local law enforcement agencies also participated in the procession including Watertown Police and the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.
Officer Her leaves behind his parents, eight siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Posted: 5:19 a.m. on July 1, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Funeral services continue Monday for a Milwaukee Police officer who was hit and killed while on his way home from work in June.
Officer Kou Her was 27-years old and a two year veteran of the department.
Funeral services were held Saturday and Sunday and continue Monday morning at the Good Hope Center. Interment at Graceland Cemetery will follow.