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 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 1049 hours. The suspect then barricaded himself in his home, but was apprehended during a tactical operation several hours later.

The suspect was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life without parole.

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


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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You were gone too soon. I don't think you ever knew what an impact you had on others. You were a very bright light that could only burn for half as long. All others paled in comparison. You shared more than you think. You will forever be remembered by words of valor and respect. For those who loved you, your time with them was too short. You left an indelible print upon their souls. May you be at rest and peace. Oh how brightly you burned,

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March 8, 2019

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