Vigil held for slain Milwaukee police officer Matthew Rittner

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Fallen Milwaukee police officer Matthew Rittner is being honored by his colleagues for his service in a vigil Friday. Hundreds attended the event--many of whom didn't know him personally but wanted to pay their respects.

Rittner's former Marine colleagues also attended, and received a standing ovation from the attendees.

“They put their life on the line every day,” Attendee Kristen Ramirez said. “You don’t sign up to do that, you sign up to make the world a better place and this is what happens.”