October 31, 2016

Dan Glaze - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Wisconsin

Dan Glaze
Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze, age 33, died in the line of duty on October 29, 2016, near Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Deputy Glaze was a member of the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, based in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He had 18 months with the Sheriff's Office. He had previously worked for the Hayward Police Department. He had a total of 7 years of service in law enforcement.

Ladysmith is the county seat of Rusk County. It has a population of under 3,500. The town is located 300 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

At about 11:00 p.m., Dan was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle near a rural roadway.

He arrived on scene and found the vehicle in a field. He called in a description of the vehicle but didn't answer requests for a call back. Responders found him inside his patrol car. He had been shot and tragically, he died of his injuries.

Doug Nitek, age 43, was identified as the shooter and located the following day. The man fired at
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deputies from his residence before being taken into custody. Doug Nitek has a criminal record going back 25 years including sexual assault, theft, battery, arson and numerous DUI's. 

Former comrades in Hayward describe Dan as an extremely valuable and hardworking officer. 

The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was kind spirited. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

Dan's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Dan is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Sarah and three young children.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Dan.

Thank you for your service to the community, Dan.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Dan is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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