Deputy Sheriff Michael Eron Shannon

Deputy Sheriff Michael Eron Shannon

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 2003

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Michael Eron Shannon

Deputy Michael Shannon was shot and killed after responding to a house where the homeowner threatened a highway work crew with a rifle.

The work crew was trimming trees on the right-of-way along his property in the Town of Strongs Prairie when the suspect confronted them. Deputy Shannon was shot by the suspect, who was armed with a rifle, shortly after arriving at the scene at approximately 10:49 am. The suspect then barricaded himself in his home but was apprehended during a tactical operation several hours later.

The suspect, 54, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life without parole. He later died in prison.

Deputy Shannon had been a member of the Adams County Sheriff's Office for almost eight years. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 17

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Died in prison

disturbance, weapons violation

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