Clark County officer involved in investigation
For Hub City Times
MADISON – In the late evening of May 11, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) responded to a critical incident in Clark County at the request of Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick.
When law enforcement attempted to make a traffic stop on a subject with a felony warrant, a high-speed chase ensued that ended after stop sticks were deployed. The subject exited the vehicle and presented a firearm.
The subject and a Clark County sheriff’s deputy and a Loyal Police Department officer exchanged fire, and law enforcement struck the subject. No law enforcement officers were injured during the exchange.
Deputies and police rendered first-aid to the subject, and first responders transported the individual to an area hospital. The subject later succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
The involved sheriff’s deputy and police officer have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of this investigation, per the departments’ policies.
The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident is a collaboration between DCI, Wisconsin State Patrol, Clark County Coroner, and the UW Hospital.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Loyal Police Department have been cooperating with DCI during this investigation.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Clark County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.