Deputy Sheriff Richard Allan Weinke

Deputy Sheriff Richard Allan Weinke

Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 1998

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Richard Allan Weinke

Deputy Richard Weinke was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to back up another officer at a domestic disturbance call at approximately 4:30 am.

The collision occurred about five miles north of Sauk City on U.S. Highway 12. He was killed instantly when his patrol car collided with another vehicle.

Deputy Weinke had served with the Sauk County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and his parents. His father also served with the Sauk County Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 927

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Back up for fellow officer(s), domestic, vehicle crash

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As a Beaver schoolmate, I had requested to be one of the officers to represent our department at your memorial service back then. It's been 26 years now, and I still remember.

Amy R, former PO

May 15, 2024

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