Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 471
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 1/4/2008
Deputy Jason Zunker died of injuries he sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle.
He responded to a truck fire just south of Bloomer in western Wisconsin, about 100 miles east of Minneapolis. He was directing traffic when he was hit by a southbound vehicle.
Deputy Zunker was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Eau Claire, where he died the next day from his injuries.
The deputy had served with the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife.