WI Attorney General Issues Statement after Shooting Death of Sheriff's Deputy

Late Saturday night a Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle. After radioing back that he found the vehicle, Deputy Glaze was shot and killed. 

The suspect, Doug Nitek, was taken into custody late Sunday morning after firing on deputies once.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel released the following statement about the shooting:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I offer prayers and sincere condolences after Wisconsin law enforcement lost one of its own last evening.

Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Glaze gave his life protecting his community. Now his family, friends and colleagues are forced to bear the pain of losing him. I offer my prayers for them and for all in the law enforcement community who are grieving this tragic loss.

Following last evening’s tragedy, a number of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies continued the hunt to find the suspect who killed Deputy Glaze. Earlier today, the suspect was apprehended and the public is now safe. Thousands of law enforcement personnel in this state put their life on the line every single day, for our safety. May the safety of our men and women in blue be in our prayers every day, as we realize the sacrifices they must make so that we may live in safe and secure communities.”

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