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Deputy Earl Van Deusen | Dane County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Dane County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin


Earl Van Deusen

Dane County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, January 4, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Released after 6 years

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Deputy Sheriff Earl Van Deusen was shot and killed during a domestic dispute in which a man took his wife hostage.

As the man led his wife down a rear set of stairs the deputy posted there ordered him to stop. The man fired at the deputy but missed. As Deputy Van Deusen emerged from the kitchen of the home into the rear hallway the suspect shot him in the right side, causing a fatal wound. The suspect was convicted of Deputy Van Deusen's murder but released after only six years.

Deputy Van Deusen had served with the Dane County Sheriff's Office for one year. He wwas survived by his mother.

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Thank you for your service Sir. A true hero, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 11, 2012


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