As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
April 15, 2014
Wis. cop paralyzed in shooting dies from injuries
Officer Down: Mike Severson - [Polk County, Wisconsin]
End of Service: 04/15/2014
By PoliceOne Staff
POLK COUNTY, Wis. — A Wis. deputy died Monday, after succumbing to complications stemming from a gunshot wound he received in a shootout with a suspect in 1991.
According to ODMP, Deputy Sheriff Mike Severson of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was shot on April 19, 1991 while attempting to apprehend a suspect wanted for a shooting the day prior.
Another officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Albee, was killed when the suspect opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun.
Severson suffered a wound to his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the neck down, ODMP reported.
Other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.
Severson was 27 years old at the time of the attack, CBS Minnesota reported. He was 51 years old at the time of his passing.
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