Columbia County Officer Involved Death Investigation

Aug 21 2017

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an officer-involved death (OID) that took place on the evening of August 21, 2017 in Pardeeville, Wisconsin.


A Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence and the altercation resulted in the deputy discharging his firearm. The decedent, who will be named at a later time, was pronounced dead at the scene. The involved deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.


The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident has been a collaboration between DCI, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has been fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


No additional details will be released at this time.