Wisconsin officer killed after being shot by potential drunken driver in Glenwood City

A Wisconsin officer was killed in the line of duty Saturday after getting shot by a potential drunken driver, authorities say. 

A St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched at around 6:15 p.m. to the township of Glenwood on a report that a potential drunken driver was in a ditch. Shortly after arriving, the officer reported shots being fired, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a news release. 

Authorities transported the deputy, who was shot, to a local hospital where the officer later died. The shooter fled into the woods and was later found deceased with a gunshot wound, the state DOJ said. 

The Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident. The DCI will be assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab and a DCI Crime Response Specialist. 

“DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the St. Croix County District Attorney when the investigation concludes,” the state DOJ said in the release. 

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office Facebook page updated its profile photo to a sheriff’s badge with a black ribbon draped over it.

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