By Shereen Siewert
ARPIN, Wis. — A Wood County Sheriff’s deputy shot in the line of duty was struck by a bullet fired from a fellow officer’s weapon, officials said Thursday.
The deputy was shot June 11 during a struggle with a 32-year-old suicidal man who was shot and killed after allegedly pulling a knife on officers. He was airlifted to Marshfield Medical Center and is expected to recover.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, deputies were called to a welfare check at a residence on State Highway 186 in Arpin, Wis. and spent about 20 minutes evaluating the man before he ran inside a home and grabbed the knife. A civilian was also injured in the struggle, officials said.
The deputies involved have both completed crisis intervention team training, a 40-hour training course, officials said. They are on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard procedure in such cases.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to a local district attorney’s office when the investigation concludes.
No names have been released.