Add Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena's Name on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington, DC
  • Petitioned The National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall

This petition was delivered to:

The National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
Chairman & CEO
Craig W. Floyd
Media Contact
John Shanks
Board member
William F. Weber
Board member
Karen Tandy
Board member
Brad Brekke

Add Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena's Name on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington, DC

    1. jason asselin
    2. Petition by

      jason asselin

      Kingsford, MI

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April 2013

Victory

Jason Asselin: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reversed their previous decision and will include Officer Sebena on their memorial this year! VICTORY!!

The nonprofit organization in charge of the National Law Enforcement Memorial have "delayed" their decision to include Officer Jennifer Sebena's name on the National Police Memorial Wall until 2014 because of the manner in which she died.

Police Officer Jennifer Sebena of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee) was killed on duty when she was gunned down by her husband right by her squad car this past Christmas Eve. It should not matter how she was killed or by whom. The fact is that she was on duty at the time of her death and she should be honored the way many before her have been.

I have relatives who are police officers and I care deeply about their commitment to protecting and serving our country. I have also been helping create memorial pages for fallen officers all across the country. That's why I've created a Facebook page to honor Officer Sebena called "Remembering Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena (https://www.facebook.com/WauwatosaHero) 

I am also founder and creator of "WEAR BLUE every Saturday for Fallen Police Officers" on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BlueSaturday4FallenOfficers). where we Wear Blue on Saturday's to Honor & Remember Fallen Officers.

"They are the 1st responders before the 1st responders.. They are the ones coming through pouring rain and falling trees.. They are the ones charging through that door, not knowing what is on the other side.. They are the ones who jump into freezing water to save you.. They are the ones who will do anything, including laying down their life, just for you.. This is why we Honor & Remember Fallen Officers with this page.."

I believe Officer Sebena deserves to be included and remembered on our national memorial wall in Washington, DC. I hope you agree and sign.

Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/Decision-to-include-Sebena-on-officers-memorial-delayed-to-2014/-/10148890/19406530/-/13sem0yz/-/index.html

To:
The National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO
John Shanks, Media Contact
William F. Weber, Board member
Karen Tandy, Board member
Brad Brekke, Board member
On April 3, 2013 - Please reconsider your delay on adding Wauwatosa Police Officer Sebena's name on the National LE Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. I would like her name placed where so many before her have been. Give her the Honor she deserves. She served and protected us, it is time for US to support her. Please place her name on the Wall...

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Officer Sebena's Brother Laid to Rest Saturday, Donations Needed!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Earlier Saturday Jen's brother was laid to rest next to her. I was asked to remind everyone about the “Officer Jen Sebena Memorial Fund” that the Wauwautosa Peace Officers Association established to assist with the funeral expenses immediately following her passing. This fund is still actively accepting donations which go directly to the family. All donations can be dropped off at or mailed to any of the any Focus Credit Union branches at the following addresses:

      3180 N. 124th Street, Suite A
      Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53222

      1530 N. 68th Street
      Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213

      N88 W14930 Main Street
      Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051

      http://wppa.com/wisconsin-remembers-wauwautosa-police-officer-jennifer-sebena/

      Wisconsin Remembers Wauwautosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena - Wisconsin Professional Police Association

      Wisconsin Remembers Wauwautosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena In the early morning hours of December 24th, 2012, 30 year-old Wauwautosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena was shot and killed while on duty. Jen joined the Wauwatosa Police Department in January of 2011 after graduating from the police academy at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

    2. VICTORY - Wisconsin police officer to be honored in memorial

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund agreed to add Wauwatosa police Officer Jennifer Sebena to the memorial in Washington, D.C http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22934157/wisconsin-police-officer-be-honored-memorial

      Wisconsin police officer to be honored in memorial

      MILWAUKEE-A nonprofit group voted unanimously Wednesday to add the name of a Milwaukee-area police officer to a national memorial honoring officers killed in the line of duty. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund agreed to add Wauwatosa police Officer Jennifer Sebena to the memorial in Washington, D.C., following pressure from state lawmakers, police and Wisconsin Gov.

    3. LAST NIGHT BEFORE VOTING TAKES PLACE!!!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      This is the last night before voting takes place on April 3rd. Please SHARE this petition for one final push tonight! Get the word to this board, add Jen to the Wall!!!! http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/201168971.html?lc=Smart

      Decision on adding Jennifer Sebena's name to national memorial may come Wednesday - TODAY'S TMJ4

      CREATED 9:35 PM MILWAUKEE - A police officer murdered on the job may soon be memorialized at a national monument. But supporters of officer Jennifer Sebena are still fighting to make it happen. There's been a lot of outrage since Sebena's name was initially not included in this national honor.

    4. Wisconsin Lawmakers Join the Fight for SEBENA!!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Just posted by The Wisconsin Professional Police Association - "A large bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers joins the growing movement to get Jen Sebena the recognition her service demands! Thank you!"
      http://wispolitics.com/1006/130326lawenforcement.pdf

    5. 15,000 Signatures Reached!!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      NEW UPDATES: The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund WILL meet April 3, 2013 to consider adding the slain Wauwatosa officer to a wall honoring officers killed in the line of duty! They are going to make their decision this year, there is only one answer I will accept..
      http://wauwatosa.patch.com/articles/jennifer-sebena-to-get-another-look-from-memorial-group

      Jennifer Sebena to Get Another Look from Memorial Group

      The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund will meet April 3 to consider adding the slain Wauwatosa officer to a wall honoring officers killed in the line of duty.

    6. Reached 15,000 signatures
    7. Reached 13,000!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      It seems that this is now gaining stream again as we crossed 13,000 just now! Thanks to everyone who has signed, please SHARE this to Twitter using a hash tag of #Sebena

    8. Reached 12,500 signatures
    9. Decision Delayed? 10,000 Signatures Reached!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      I guess they have decided to "delay" a decision until 2014, but I feel that is not good enough. They need to act now, not in a year from now.. I intend to keep this petition going until her name is added. This fight is not over!

    10. Reached 10,000 signatures
    11. Passed 7,500 - Going for 10,000 by morning!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Just broke 7,500 signatures! Help in this final push before they vote! Help us get 10,000 signatures by Thursday morning by sharing this post and asking your friends to do the same! Please help give this final HONOR to Officer Sebena that she rightfully deserves.. SIGN & SHARE PLEASE https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=310710305724105&set=a.265142246947578.61316.263977477064055&type=1&theater

    12. Reached 7,500 signatures
    13. 5,000 passed!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for this continued support! Keep this going!!

    14. Reached 5,000 signatures
    15. We have support from the Wisconsin Attorney General!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      With over 3,600 signatures so far, the WI Attorney General is urging the NLEMF to put her name onto the wall. Keep this petition going strong. 5,000 signatures, here we come..

    16. Reached 3,000 signatures
    17. Gaining Speed Now..

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Just broke the 2,500 mark! It seems to be going viral right now with over 10 signatures being added a minute! CNN has also shared it. Keep this going strong. Put her on the Wall!

    18. Reached 2,500 signatures
    19. (Milwaukee) WISN 12 Breaking News Story

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Slain Wauwatosa officer denied place on national memorial, but the Board of directors will reconsider Sebena's application!

      Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/Slain-Wauwatosa-officer-denied-place-on-national-memorial/-/10148890/19389392/-/9lpnwbz/-/index.html#ixzz2O4BtupnZ

      Slain Wauwatosa officer denied place on national memorial

      There is outrage in Wauwatosa after a slain police officer was denied a spot on a national memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty. The federal agency in charge of the National Law Enforcement Memorial told 12 News' Christina Palladino that they rejected the application for Jennifer Sebena's name to be included because of the manner in which she died.

    20. 1,500 signatures!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      We've hit 1,500 signatures in under 12 hours! Thanks so much and keep this going! Keep sharing and posting where you can, lets go for 5,000 signatures!

    21. Reached 1,500 signatures
    22. Over 200 have signed so far!

      jason asselin
      Petition Organizer

      Please continue sharing this on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks so much for supporting this petition!

    23. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Peggy Garbarini ENDICOTT, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      She deserves it! It's that simple!

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    • Christina Bumpus ELKHART, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      She was killed in the line of duty! Come on, what was the reason she was turned down? How do you turn down someone who gave their lives for the people they swore to protect?

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    • Sandra Scott REDFORD, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      She died on duty, simple as that.

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    • Dennis Erickson NECEDAH, WI
      • over 1 year ago

      She was an officer on duty protecting the citizens of her community at the time of her death, regardless of how was responsable

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    • Kim Russo NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Because DV against women is outrageous. Plus other officers have been included that were killed in the exact same circumstances. Why is she being excluded?

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