Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Neil Sheets

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Neil Sheets

Marathon County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 1994

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Jeffrey Neil Sheets

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Sheets was shot by a man who refused to leave a dangerous area.

An explosion occurred in the garage of the subject's home, but the man would not leave despite numerous attempts by Deputy Sheets. When Deputy Sheets attempted to move this man, he was shot twice with a .22 caliber handgun.

The shooter was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life.

Deputy Sheets had served with the Marathon County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 19, 1994
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Life in prison


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Deputy Sheets,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marathon County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 21, 2024

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