Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen

Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, April 14, 2014

Michael J. Seversen

Deputy Sheriff Mike Seversen succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on April 19th, 1991, as he and Deputy Sheriff Allen Albee, of the Burnett County Sheriff's Office, attempted to arrest a subject wanted for a shooting in Minnesota the previous day.

The subject's car was located near Webster Elementary School, in Burnett County. Deputy Seversen responded to the scene when the Burnett County Sheriff's Office requested additional assistance.

Several deputies, including Deputy Seversen and Deputy Albee, were approaching the subject near the school when the man opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun. Deputy Albee was killed and Deputy Seversen suffered a wound to his spinal cord, causing him to become paralyzed from the neck down.

Other deputies returned fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Seversen remained paralyzed from the neck down until passing away from complications of the wound on April 14th, 2014.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, April 19, 1991
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Seversen, your story, your life, your dedicated service continues to inspire.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

April 15, 2018

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