Deputy Sheriff Michael Eron Shannon

Deputy Sheriff Michael Eron Shannon

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 2003

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Michael Eron Shannon

Deputy Shannon was shot and killed after responding to a house where the homeowner threatened a highway work crew with a rifle.

The work crew was trimming trees on the right-of-way along his property in the Town of Strongs Prairie, when the suspect confronted them. Deputy Shannon was shot by the suspect who was armed with a rifle, shortly after arriving at the scene at approximately 1049 hours. The suspect then barricaded himself in his home, but was apprehended during a tactical operation several hours later.

The suspect was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life without parole.

Deputy Shannon had been a member of the Adams County Sheriff's Office for almost eight years, and is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 17

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Mikee, you were my best friend! it has taken me a long time to visit this page. You were my dispatch partner. You always had my back! I have so many memories of the goofy things that happened over the years. It was truly a pleasure to be your friend. You were such a kind person. I often wonder what kind of trouble you would be instigating now! or would you have children that we could corrupt? or where your law enforcement career would have taken you? Still miss you today and will never forget. Rest Easy and keep watching over all of us in this profession.

Lori Heideman
Wood County Dispatch

December 31, 2020

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