Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney killed in Michigan plane crash

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 19:32:05-04

The Wisconsin pilot killed in a single engine plane crash Friday night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is being identified as Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Ron Dague.

Police say they were called to a possible plane crash near the Mackinac County Airport where witnesses say they saw a plane go into the water of Lake Huron.

Dague was the only person aboard the plane, which was heading to Mackinac Island.

"On behalf of the District Attorney’s Office and all our colleagues in the criminal justice system, I extend my deepest condolences to Ron’s family and friends at this difficult time," said Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm in a statement Monday. "Ron was a gifted trial attorney, a devoted student of the law, and a passionate defender of equity, fairness, and justice.  His advocacy helped build a safer community for everyone living in Milwaukee County." 

Dague had worked for the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office since 1990.