Sturgeon Bay police officer accidentally shoots a Door County Sheriff’s deputy

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A Sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a non-life threatening gun shot wound, the deputy was taken to the hospital and then released shortly after.

According to police, this incident happened when officers were dispatched to a home on Sturgeon Bay’s west side.

Police say a 26-year-old man was threatening his father with a knife, officers were able to talk to the suspect and got him to drop the knife.

However, police say after that the suspect became aggressive and officers took the man to the ground while also using a taser.

“At that time another officer who was not in the arresting procedure had an unintentional discharge of his firearm and that struck the deputy in the back thigh,” said Sturgeon Bay Police Captain Dan Brinkman.”The officer is pretty shook up,”

The Department of Criminal Investigations has taken over the case, standard protocol when it comes to officer involved shootings.

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