Officer Involved Death in Arpin, Wisconsin

Jun 12 2019

ARPIN, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been investigating an officer involved death (OID) in the village of Arpin, Wis. on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, 2019.


Wood County Sheriff Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence on State Highway 186 in Arpin, Wis. While conducting an evaluation of the subject, the subject ran back into the residence and obtained a knife. A struggle ensued and the subject was shot by law enforcement. Authorities performed lifesaving measures but the subject succumbed to injuries on scene.


A Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot during the incident, has non-life-threatening injuries, and has been transported to a local hospital. He is in stable condition.


An additional civilian was injured during the incident and was transported to the hospital. The civilian is in stable condition.


DCI is leading this investigation, and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Arpin Police Department, Grand Rapids Police Department, Marshfield Police Department, Nekoosa Police Department, Pittsville Police Department, and Wisconsin Rapids Police. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services is providing services to the family of the deceased. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to a local district attorney’s office when the investigation concludes.


No additional details are currently available.


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