Contact: Tom Evenson
Ladysmith, Wisconsin – Governor Scott Walker joined the Rusk County community this evening in honoring the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016, especially Rusk County native Deputy Sheriff Dan Thomas Glaze, Jr., whose badge number was retired during the ceremony.
“Today, we honor all of Wisconsin’s fallen law enforcement officers, and especially remember Deputy Sheriff Dan Thomas Glaze, Jr. who protected the people of Rusk County and was killed in the line of duty last fall,” Governor Walker said. “We honor his selfless service, and commemorate all of Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for our safety with their lives. Their legacies will never be forgotten and we keep them and their loved ones in our prayers.”
The following Wisconsin law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016:
Deputy Sheriff Dan Thomas Glaze, Jr. was shot and killed in the line of duty after responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle on October 29, 2016. He had served as a law enforcement officer for ten years.
Public Safety Officer Michael Josua Ventura died in the line of duty on July 8, 2016, following a tragic automobile accident. He joined the Salem Department of Public Safety in 2016 following his graduation from Gateway Technical Law Enforcement Academy.
Deputy Sheriff Adam John Hartwig suffered a fatal heart attack on March 18, 2016, shortly after arriving home at the end of a shift in which he responded to several stressful calls. He had served with the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office for two and a half years.
In addition, Governor Walker honored Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski and Detective Jason T. Weiland, both of whom died in the line of duty earlier this year.
Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski died in the line of duty on April 11, 2017, after his patrol car struck a tree on Interstate 90/94. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s 60th Recruit Class and had served as a trooper since 2014.
Detective Jason T. Weiland was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 22, 2017. He devoted his life to protecting the people of Marathon County as a member of the Everest Metropolitan Police Department since 2002 and other law enforcement capacities since 1999.