Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 23 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Deputy Edward Hoffman died when he suffered a heart attack while conducting a search and rescue operation.
Deputy Hoffman, a member of the department's dive team, was sent to a neighboring county to search a lake for a missing fisherman. During the search, Deputy Hoffman surfaced unconscious. Other rescue workers on the scene attempted to revive him, but were unsuccessful. The search was taking place in 50 to 75 feet deep water.
Deputy Hoffman had been employed with the Marinette County Sheriff's Office for 17 years, and is survived by his wife and four daughters.