Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Adams County, Wis.

Dec 15 2022

TOWN OF NEW CHESTER, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in Adams County, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, December 14, 2022.


At approximately 8:49 p.m., an Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Ember Avenue in the Town of New Chester. Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Deputy confronted a subject who was armed with a knife. The Sheriff’s Deputy discharged their firearm striking the subject. First aid was rendered at the scene and the subject was transported to a local hospital where they are in stable condition.


No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.


The involved Deputy from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.


DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, DCI Crime Response Specialist, and Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Adams County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.


Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.