Wisconsin Deputy Kaitie Leising killed while asking driver to do field sobriety test.
Officials have identified the western Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot in the line of duty Saturday evening.
St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
May 7th, 2023
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that Sheriff Scott Knudson of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office informs you of the passing of Deputy Katie Leising, age 29, of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.
While investigating a vehicle in the ditch with a possible impaired driver, gun fire was exchanged and Deputy Leising was killed.
Deputy Leising has served with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office since 2022. Prior to that, she served with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota, for approximately 2 years.
Deputy Leising is being escorted from the medical examiner’s office in Ramsey County, MN to the funeral home by a law enforcement procession. Deputies and Officers will stand vigil by her side until the services are complete.
Our love and condolences go out to the family of Kaitie Leising and all those with whom she served. We, as a law enforcement family, will do everything possible to continue to provide support and comfort to her family. We will miss her infectious smile and personality. She will be missed by all she touched.
Funeral arrangements with Law Enforcement Honors are pending and out of respect for the family no additional information is available at this time.
Media point of contact: Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald 715-537-3106
Sheriff Scott Knudson
St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office