Former Pennington County Deputy Killed In Line Of Duty In Wisconsin

(Rapid City, SD) — A former Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy is being identified as the deputy killed Saturday in an officer-involved shooting in Wisconsin. Twenty-nine-year-old Kaitie Leising joined the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin in 2022. According to a media release from the Sheriff’s Office, Leising was with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota for two years prior to moving to Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin state Department of Justice, Leising was responding to a potential drunk driver in a ditch in the township of Glenwood Saturday night. The DOJ said Leising was shot, hospitalized and later died. Authorities say the suspect took off running and was later found dead in a wooded area with a gunshot wound.

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