Sheriff Jeff Wallace of the Rusk County Sheriff Department in Wisconsin sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze.

Deputy Glaze, 33, was dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle late Saturday night. Deputy Glaze had arrived in the area of the call and located the vehicle parked in a field. He contacted the county dispatch and advised he was on scene and that he located the vehicle. He also advised dispatch of the license plate number on the vehicle.

The County dispatchers attempted to contact him with the registered owner information and they didn’t get a response via the patrol vehicle’s radio. Additional attempts were made to contact him via his cell phone also without success. Back up officers were dispatched and Deputy Glaze was located inside his patrol vehicle deceased suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Deputies searched the area where the suspicious vehicle was located and did not find anyone in the area. The suspect vehicle’s owner was also searched for and he was located at his residence which was a few miles from the scene of the shooting.

SWAT teams were deployed to surround the house and they used a remote controlled robot to make entry into the house. The suspect fired upon the robot and a short time later, the suspect surrendered. Sheriff Deputies took the suspect into custody and lodged him pending formal charges.

Deputy Glaze served the Rusk County Sheriff Department for one and one half years. He had previously served at the Hayward Police Department for eight years.

Deputy Glaze is survived by his wife, Sarah, and their three young children, one of which was born earlier this year.

Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Graphic done by Rose Borisow GraFX

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