THURSDAY 8/12/2021 11:38 a.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – The 29-year-old Oconto Falls woman accused of shooting an officer on August 6, is awaiting a competency evaluation before moving on with court proceedings.
Alisha Kocken is being held at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute pending an evaluation.
Officials say they hope to have a hearing within the next 14 days to determine whether or not Kocken is competent to stand trial. Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.
UPDATE: Oconto Falls Police Dept. identifies officer shot on Aug. 6
WEDNESDAY 8/11/2021 9:17 p.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto Falls Police Department has identified the officer who was shot during a disturbance on Aug. 6.
According to a social media post, the officer was Nicole Blaskowski, a mother of three children. Officers say they are proud to call Blaskowski one of their own.
The department goes on to add that Blaskowski is “intelligent, kind, meticulous, organized, and a dozen other things that make her a good human and a good Officer.”
UPDATE: Nine charges filed against Oconto Falls woman for allegedly shooting a police officer
TUESDAY, 8/10/2021 4:15 p.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – An Oconto Falls woman has officially been charged after allegedly shooting a police officer in Oconto Falls on Friday, August 6.
29-year-old Alisha Kocken has been charged with 9 total charges:
- 1 count of Attempt First Degree Intentional Homicide
- 1 count of First Degree Recklesly Endangering Safety, use of a dangerous weapon
- 1 count of Resisting an Officer Causing Soft Tissue Injury to Officer
- 1 count of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer
- 1 count of Aggravated Battery
- 1 count of Disarming a Peace Officer
- 1 count of Pointing a Firearm at Another
- 1 count of Discharge Firearm within 100 Yards of a Building
- 1 count of Disorderly Conduct
According to a criminal complaint, the officer responded to 140 Elm Ave. on Friday the 6th around 10:30 a.m. for a suspicious incident. Dispatch had told the officer that the call came from a female stating that someone was trying to kidnap her child, however, the woman, identified now as Alisha Kocken, was not providing proper details and the information given seemed suspicious.
When the officer arrived, Kocken opened the door to the apartment, a child and a man, Kocken’s boyfriend, were also in the apartment. Kocken said she wanted the boyfriend removed from the apartment and became increasingly upset during that time period, according to officials.
Shortly after, Kocken left her apartment and became more belligerent and disorderly outside the apartment complex, accusing others of attempting to kidnap her child. The officer followed, trying to calm Kocken down and according to the criminal complaint, Kocken said “Don’t touch me”, and lunged at the officer. The officer deployed her Taser to safely stop Kocken’s advances but it appeared to have no influence on her.
According to court documents, Kocken grabbed the officer’s hair, which was tied back in a bun and dragged her down to her knees. At one point, the officer felt that her Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm duty handgun was not in her holster. Kocken had allegedly removed the handgun from the holster and fired three shots, one that hit the officer in the head.
Not knowing the extent of her injuries, the officer drove her patrol car to an off-duty OCSO deputy’s house where she received medical treatment until transferred to a Green Bay hospital.
There is no word on when Kocken will appear in court.
Original Story: Law enforcement officer shot in Oconto Falls, a 29-year-old woman in custody
FRIDAY, 8/6/2021 12:29 p.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – Oconto law enforcement agencies responded to several 9-1-1 calls reporting an officer had been shot in Oconto Falls by a 29-year-old woman on Friday morning.
According to the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, on August 6, at around 10:30 a.m., the Oconto Falls Police Department and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office began receiving several 9-1-1 hang-up calls.
After an Oconto officer was finally able to make contact with a caller, the caller informed them that an officer, who had been responding to a suspicious activity kidnapping situation, had been shot in the 100 block of Elm Avenue.
Law enforcement agencies quickly responded to the scene where they found the wounded officer and took them to a local Green Bay area hospital. Officials confirm the officer is in stable condition.
The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a 29-year-old woman has been arrested and is being charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Officials have not uncovered a motive for this shooting and note that the incident remains under investigation at this time. local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.