Update: SUSPECT APPREHENDED
October 30, 2016
On Saturday October 30, 2016 at 10:18am while deploying the Eau Claire County Regional Robot to search a residence at the scene of the incident for the suspect, Doug Nitek, deputies were fired upon 1 time before the suspect, Mr. Nitek, surrendered without further incident.
Mr. Nitek remains in custody in an area jail awaiting formal charges.
The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department wishes to thank everyone, especially all the local law enforcement that assisted them during this tragedy.
The deputy that was killed in the line of duty was 33 yr old Deputy Dan Glaze, a 7 year veteran in law enforcement with the last 1 ½ years with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department.
Please keep the family of the fallen officer and the men and women of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department in your prayers.
Per, Jeff Wallace Rusk County Sheriff
PRESS RELEASE -- October 30th, 2016
On Saturday, October 29th at 10:55 p.m. a Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Broken Arrow Road East of Hwy 27 - South of Ladysmith. He radioed in that he had located the vehicle in the field.
Dispatch lost contact with the deputy and when backup deputies arrived minutes later to check on his status they discovered the deputy was deceased from a gunshot wound.
Area law enforcement responded from the Ladysmith and Rice Lake Police Departments, the Barron, Washburn, Sawyer and Eau Claire County SWAT Teams and the WI DNR.
Anyone with information on the location of Doug Nitek, 43, should call 911. He is considered armed and dangerous. At this time the suspects remain at large.
Please keep the family of the fallen officer and the men and women of the Rusk County Sheriff's Department in your prayers. The name of the deputy is being withheld at this time pending notification of family.
Per, Jeff Wallace, Rusk County Sheriff