Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Deputy Sheriff Sung Bang and Deputy Ralph Zylka were killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County, Wisconsin while assisting in the search for a suspect.
Their helicopter experienced mechanical problems and crashed while returning to Milwaukee County. The deputies performed an instrumental role in apprehending the suspect, who was wanted for murdering an off-duty police officer. The helicopter was a 20-year-old military surplus aircraft.
Deputy Bang, the pilot, had been employed with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department for three years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff I Ralph Edward Zylka