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Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen | Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff

Michael J. Seversen

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Monday, April 14, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/19/1991

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Mike Seversen succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on April 19th, 1991, as he and Deputy Sheriff Allen Albee, of the Burnett County Sheriff's Office, attempted to arrest a subject wanted for a shooting in Minnesota the previous day.

The subject's car was located near Webster Elementary School, in Burnett County. Deputy Seversen responded to the scene when the Burnett County Sheriff's Office requested additional assistance.

Several deputies, including Deputy Seversen and Deputy Albee, were approaching the subject near the school when the man opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun. Deputy Albee was killed and Deputy Seversen suffered a wound to his spinal cord, causing him to become paralyzed from the neck down.

Other deputies returned fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Seversen remained paralyzed from the neck down until passing away from complications of the wound on April 14th, 2014.

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Deputy Sheriff Allen Arthur Albee
Burnett County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin
End of Watch: Friday, April 19, 1991
Cause: Gunfire

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