St. Croix County Sheriff's Deputy Kaitie Leising, 29, was shot and killed after she reported to a call of a possibly impaired driver in a ditch in the town of Glenwood on Saturday, May 6, according to a recent release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.
Shortly after Leising arrived on the scene, she reported shots fired. Leising sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
The individual involved fled the scene and was later found deceased in a wooded area with a gunshot wound, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, community members and public safety personnel from around the county gathered over and around the Carmichael bridge in Hudson as Leising's body was escorted from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office to the funeral home.
"Deputies and officers will stand vigil by her side until the services are complete," stated the news release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.
Leising started at the the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office in 2022 after serving for two years at the Pennington County Sheriff's Office in South Dakota.
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