Deputy Sheriff Edward R. Hoffman

Deputy Sheriff Edward R. Hoffman

Marinette County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, May 26, 2000

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Edward R. Hoffman

Deputy Sheriff Edward Hoffman died when he suffered a heart attack while conducting a search and rescue operation.

Deputy Hoffman, a member of the department's dive team, was sent to a neighboring county to search a lake for a missing fisherman. During the search, Deputy Hoffman surfaced unconscious. Other rescue workers on the scene attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. The search was taking place in 50 to 75 feet deep water.

Deputy Hoffman had been employed with the Marinette County Sheriff's Office for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

search and rescue

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On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the deputies and their families. Today, May 14th, 2021, we honor and remember you Deputy Hoffman. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 14, 2021

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