UPDATE: Officer Involved Death Investigation in Janesville, Wis.

Mar 26 2024

JANESVILLE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved death incident (OID) in Janesville, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Friday, March 1, 2024.


The Janesville Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding an armed subject in the 1200 block of N. Parker Street in the City of Janesville.  When they arrived, officers made contact with Andrew Zigler, age 52.  Zigler refused to exit the residence and there were two other subjects who were unable to safely exit the residence.  Sergeant Jimmy Holford III, over 16 years of law enforcement service, discharged his weapon striking the armed subject.  Zigler died on the scene due to his injuries. A firearm was located at the scene.


No law enforcement officers were physically injured, and no other individuals were physically injured during the incident.   


Sergeant Holford is on administrative leave, per department policy.


The involved officer was wearing a body camera during the incident.


DCI is leading this investigation and are assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, a DCI Crime Response Specialist, and members of the DCI Digital Evidence Unit. 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 Rock County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.


Please direct all media inquiries to Wisconsin DOJ.