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Deputy Sheriff Richard Allan Weinke | Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Allan Weinke

Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, April 5, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 927

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Richard Weinke was killed in an accident while responding to back up another officer at a domestic disturbance call at approximately 4:30 am. The accident occurred about five miles north of Sauk City on US Highway 12. He was killed instantly when his patrol car collided with another vehicle.

Deputy Weinke had served with the agency for 4 years. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and his parents. His father also served with the Sauk County Sheriff's Department.

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This date is forever engrained in my memory. The world lost a great person, and through his death I was given the gift of knowing his family where his spirit and love live on. Thank you, Rich, for your service and sacrifice to our country through the USMC and the Sauk County SO. Thank you to his family for the wonderful memories over the years.

Mary VanHaute
April 5, 2017


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