MILWAUKEE (AP) — A deputy with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office who is believed to have contracted the coronavirus while on duty has died.
Sheriff David Mahoney said in a statement that Richard “Rick” Treadwell is believed to be Wisconsin’s first law enforcement officer to die from the virus after contracting it while on duty.
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Treadwell had been with the department since 1995 and worked as a recruiter and instructor.
The statement did not provide specifics but said “all evidence” indicates Treadwell contracted the virus while on duty. His body was escorted from a hospital Saturday by a law enforcement procession.