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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy has been killed in a traffic collision, the first deputy to die in the line of duty since 2000.
Authorities say Deputy Sergio Aleman (AH'-leh-mon) was traveling near downtown Milwaukee early Tuesday afternoon when the collision occurred. Aleman was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The deputy was in a sheriff's pickup truck that provides assistance to disabled vehicles.
Sheriff David Clarke was in California for a Homeland Security training seminar. The department said he was cutting his trip short to return to Milwaukee.
Clarke is scheduled to release more information at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
The last Milwaukee County deputies to die in the line of duty were two deputies killed when their helicopter crashed in 2000.