Press Release

In accordance with WI Statute the St. Croix Falls Police Department is releasing video from the unfortunate officer involved shooting on August 8th of this year resulting in the death of a suspect.

Police were dispatched to a domestic call at the Dalles House Motel 726 S Vincent Street in St. Croix Falls on August 8th after a female had called for help stating her boyfriend had a knife.Two St. Croix Falls Police Officers made contact with the suspect inside a motel room. The suspect exited the room holding a knife in a threatening manner and refused commands to drop the knife. The suspect then came at a St. Croix Falls Officer who was forced to shoot the suspect as the Officer feared for his life.

The severely injured female inside the room was airlifted to a trauma center. She was suffering from several stab wounds and had lost a significant amount of blood.


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The officer’s use of force in this case was deemed necessary and appropriate by the Burnett County District Attorney’s Office.

The video can be viewed here.


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