LADYSMITH, Wis. - Authorities say they have caught a suspect in the shooting death of a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy.
Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Glaze was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle near Ladysmith Saturday evening, according to authorities. They say dispatch lost contact with Glaze, and when backup arrived minutes later, they found he had been shot and killed.
Police spent Sunday morning searching for the suspect. The Barron County Sheriff's Department says a shot was fired at deputies as they deployed a robot to search a residence at the scene of the incident. The suspect then surrendered without further incident.
The suspect remains in custody awaiting formal charges.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department says Deputy Glaze, 33, was a 7-year veteran in law enforcement, with the last year and a half with the Rusk County Sheriff's Department. Prior to his service in Rusk Count, Glaze was an officer for the Hayward Police Department.
"Dan was an extremely valuable and hardworking officer that worked relentlessly in pursing criminal activity and protecting the citizens of Hayward," said Hayward Police Chief Joel Clapero. "Dan had a passion for police work and helping the citizens he protected and served. Dan will always be in our hearts and his service will never be forgotten."
Two young boys just dropped this off at the Rusk County Wis. Sheriffs office for fallen deputy Dan Glaze. Glaze was shot & killed last night pic.twitter.com/HYPk1XBIET— Dylan Wohlenhaus (@DylanWohlenhaus) October 30, 2016