ST. CROIX COUNTY -- The name of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line of duty following a traffic stop on Saturday, May 6, 2023, has been released.
The deceased Officer has been identified as Kaitie Leising, according to an updated press release from St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that Sheriff Scott Knudson of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office informs you of the passing of Deputy Kaitie Leising, age 29, of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
While investigating a vehicle in the ditch with a possible impaired driver, gun fire was exchanged and Deputy Leising was killed.
Deputy Leising has served with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office since 2022. Prior to that, she served with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota, for approximately 2 years.
Deputy Leising is being escorted from the medical examiner’s office in Ramsey County, MN to the funeral home by a law enforcement procession. Deputies and Officers will stand vigil by her side until the services are complete.
Our love an condolences go out the family of Kaitie Leising and all those with whom she served.
We, as a law enforcement family, will do everything possible to continue to proved support and comfort to her family. We will miss her infectious smile and personality. She will me missed by all she touched.
Funeral arrangements with Law Enforcement Honors are pending and out of respect for the family no additional information is available at this time.
-- Per Sheriff Scott Knudson, St. Croix County
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