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Husband is charged in shooting death of Wauwatosa officer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/27/12 | Crocker Stephenson

Posted on 12/27/2012 2:31:41 PM PST by Monitor

Benjamin Sebena was charged Thursday with the Christmas Eve shooting death of his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer L. Sebena.

According to a criminal complaint, Benjamin Sebena told police he had been stalking his wife for days and that, after lying in wait for her for hours, shot her early Monday as she emerged from a break at a Wauwatosa Fire Department station on Underwood Ave.

He said he shot her in the back of her head with his own handgun and then shot her several times in the face with her service revolver, according to the complaint.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: husband; officer; sebena; wauwatosa

1 posted on 12/27/2012 2:31:49 PM PST by Monitor
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To: Monitor
My old neighborhood.

And he's a disabled combat veteran. What a terrible, terrible story.
2 posted on 12/27/2012 2:40:11 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Monitor
He said he shot her in the back of her head with his own handgun and then shot her several times in the face with her service revolver, according to the complaint.

RIP Officer Sebena

3 posted on 12/27/2012 2:45:57 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Monitor
He said he shot her in the back of her head with his own handgun and then shot her several times in the face with her service revolver, according to the complaint.
A decorated Marine, Benjamin Sebena, 30, had been part of the invasion force at the start of the Iraq War in 2003. He returned in the fall of 2004 and was sent to Ramadi.

The description makes it sound like he was filled with hatred for her; something very personal. What a tragic loss ...

4 posted on 12/27/2012 2:55:36 PM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Monitor

I would bet the police dept suspected him right away because she was shot in the face. It was personal. Very sad sorry.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 3:02:24 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: highball

what was the motive?


6 posted on 12/27/2012 3:04:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Monitor
By the way, this atrocity by this particular gutless coward underlines the foolishness of Wayne LaPierre's proposition.

She was a trained and armed peace officer, and this psycho got the drop on her.

If we go through the charade and enormous expense of putting an armed guard in every school, it will only take one fairly methodical psycho to observe the security measures at a facility, get the drop on the guard, and then go on his rampage.

And then the chorus will begin: "LaPierre's solution doesn't work. Time to confiscate!"

7 posted on 12/27/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Monitor

Hope the prosecutor has some additional tools available since it was an on-duty shooting rather just a straight-up domestic murder.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 3:06:02 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: wideawake
She was a trained and armed peace officer, and this psycho got the drop on her.

Her husband had been stalking her. He shot her in the back of the head and then multiple times in the face. Pure premeditated murder.

9 posted on 12/27/2012 3:14:30 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: wideawake

“If we go through the charade and enormous expense of putting an armed guard in every school, it will only take one fairly methodical psycho to observe the security measures at a facility, get the drop on the guard, and then go on his rampage.”

Well, hell, it’s only right. Don’t we have a fully Board Certified physician on duty in every school? Or do we just train people for CPR? Duh.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 3:16:31 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: wideawake
foolishness of Wayne LaPierre's proposition. She was a trained and armed peace officer, and this psycho got the drop on her.

Bad analogy....you can always get the "drop" on a police officer in a particular situation, but if the bad guys thought that even half the staff in a school were armed, would they be inclined to cause trouble there???/I think not. You go to where you know there are no guns....if you even suspect that there may be 25 guns against you, you might not go there

11 posted on 12/27/2012 3:42:42 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Wisconsinlady

True that......wounds to the face are very personal. I’d bet the police suspected the husband right away.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 3:45:58 PM PST by irish guard
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To: Wisconsinlady

True that......wounds to the face are very personal. I’d bet the police suspected the husband right away.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by irish guard
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To: wideawake

Althogh he referred to cops in his speech, it is my understanding that behind the scenes his staff is thinking more in line with trained school personnel.

That would make it impossible for the bad guy to know who would hit him, this making it much more dangerous for him.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 3:51:49 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: jessduntno
an armed guard in every school

Why singular? Why can't the "armed guards" be part of the administration, faculty and staff?

15 posted on 12/27/2012 3:51:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Monitor

Just wait until hussein hears of this and puts assault handguns on the ban list.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 4:08:59 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

“Why singular? Why can’t the “armed guards” be part of the administration, faculty and staff?”

EXACTLY. We don’t just train ONE staff member in CPR, do we? Besides, why not keep the psychos guessing?


17 posted on 12/27/2012 4:13:19 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Monitor

generally when the trauma is on the face and its excessive, the attacker knows the victim, and it’s personal.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 4:25:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: terycarl

“Bad analogy....you can always get the “drop” on a police officer in a particular situation, but if the bad guys thought that even half the staff in a school were armed, would they be inclined to cause trouble there???”

Bad analogy, again.
I may be wrong but I can’t see how an analogy can be draw between this event and a school shooting, other than the shooters had (have) severe mental problems. This was a personal thing against his wife. God rest her soul.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 4:43:13 PM PST by Dartman
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To: wideawake

Two questions: How is a non-authorized person going to get inside the school to observe procedures? And are you saying there should be no armed personnel to protect the students?


20 posted on 12/27/2012 4:49:52 PM PST by driftless2
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To: wideawake

Two questions: How is a non-authorized person going to get inside the school to observe procedures? And are you saying there should be no armed personnel to protect the students?


21 posted on 12/27/2012 4:50:44 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Monitor
Service revolver?
22 posted on 12/27/2012 5:18:36 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Alaska Wolf

What seems to be overlooked is that most members of administration, faculty and staff of public schools are a bunch of liberals to start with.

I don’t think they want to be taught anything pertaining to gun handling — they’d rather have someone else protect their asses.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 5:24:17 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
What seems to be overlooked is that most members of administration, faculty and staff of public schools are a bunch of liberals to start with.

That depends upon where you live. For example, here in Alaska, I believe you would find many, if not the majority of all school district employees are gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters. I would expect that to be true of many southern and flyover states also.

24 posted on 12/27/2012 5:36:22 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: yldstrk
what was the motive?

We can only guess at this point.

He was a decorated Marine veteran, wounded in combat, turned Christian motivational speaker. Really didn't want to think it was him.
25 posted on 12/27/2012 6:04:02 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Monitor; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Husband charged in Wawautosa police officer shooting

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:24 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wideawake

Nice progressive thinking .... duh ... do nothing constructive and then complain about it next time. Had the principal be carrying a 45 (the first on the scene) and let off a couple shots at the punk, I think it would have turned out differently.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 6:40:12 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: jessduntno
“If we go through the charade and enormous expense of putting an armed guard in every school, it will only take one fairly methodical psycho to observe the security measures at a facility, get the drop on the guard, and then go on his rampage.”

Counter-surveillance should be one aspect of these armed guards training. It would expose the "psycho" before he can actually go through with his plan, and would be the safest way to actually catch them.
28 posted on 12/27/2012 6:58:40 PM PST by krogers58
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To: highball

Police officers are said to have a higher rate of divorce and extra-marital affairs .Police and other people on night shifts are no doubt tempted and find themselves in position to give in.I know of several such. My 50 cents is the husband thought,rightly or wrongly, she was cheating on him, and chose the worst possible response.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 7:00:00 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: krogers58
Looking beyond your perimeter to see if anyone is watching YOU is part of the better private security training but sometimes difficult to implement when staff is limited.Then there is always the idiot who wants to know if you are “checking out hot women” should the idiot discover the officer surveying the area outside with binoculars or cameras.

I once had to deal with a supervisor who forbade his officers to take notice of anything outside the clients fence “because it is not your job” including calling the police or EMT if a car crash or anything else occurred in the adjacent street.

30 posted on 12/27/2012 7:08:28 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: muir_redwoods

“Revolver” Please understand that this is in Wisconsin. I’m surprise that the “reporter” didn’t call it a Service AK-47 Full Auto Revolver with a 60 round assault clip. /s/


31 posted on 12/27/2012 8:02:11 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Monitor

This douchebag is already setting up for PTSD defense, which is BS, he was an asshole before even going into combat.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 8:56:28 PM PST by jodster36
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To: Monitor

This douchebag is already setting up for PTSD defense, which is BS, he was an asshole before even going into combat.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 8:56:37 PM PST by jodster36
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To: hoosierham

I suspect Jennifer had a hard time keeping her pants zipped. The mental games cops play when they are screwing around are not pretty. If that was the case, I have a large amount of sympathy for the shooter, he just snapped… poor guy…. She played a stupid game and won a stupid prize...


34 posted on 12/28/2012 8:01:48 AM PST by rebelskid
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To: highball
turned Christian motivational speaker

sounds like a theological conundrum

35 posted on 12/28/2012 1:33:59 PM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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