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Deputy Sheriff Michael Geszvain | Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

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Michael Geszvain

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 21, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Geszvain and Sergeant O'Brien were shot and killed when a prisoner gained control of Deputy Geszvain's service weapon. The officers were standing in court with the prisoner when the incident occurred. The suspect exchanged shots with another deputy on the first floor of the courthouse. Sergent O'Brien was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The suspect was apprehended after taking a hostage and forcing her to drive to Madison, Wisconsin. The man was sentenced to two counts of life without parole.

Deputy Geszvain had served 23 years with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

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End of Watch: Thursday, June 22, 1978
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In our prayers and thoughts today on the anniversary of your death Mike. Continue to rest in peace
Chief John Roelandts (retired) Town of Oconomowoc Police
Deborah S Roelandts (former 911 Waukesha County Sheriff)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police
June 21, 2017

 

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