Community honors fallen Rusk County deputy

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Students and staff in the School District of Flambeau donned blue on Wednesday in honor of Rusk County sheriff's deputy Dan Glaze, who was fatally shot on Saturday night. Photo courtesy of the School Distrit of Flambeau. 

Community members are mourning the loss of Rusk County Sheriff’s deputy Dan Glaze, who was fatally shot while checking on a suspicious vehicle near Ladysmith, Wisconsin over the weekend. 

In his honor, students and staff at the school districts of Bruce, Flambeau, and Ladysmith donned blue in honor of Glaze on Wednesday. The districts wanted to show their support with "Wear Blue Day" because the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department works with the schools.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Veterans Pavilion Memorial Park in Ladysmith. 

Rusk County Sheriff Jeffery Wallace announced Glaze’s funeral services will be held Friday at the former Cameron Elementary School in Cameron, Wisconsin. The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service. At the end of the service, officers from multiple agencies will join in a squad procession to a private graveside service for the Glaze family and Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday night, Glaze was checking on a suspicious vehicle south of Ladysmith, Wisconsin when dispatch lost contact with him. Backup deputies later found he had been shot and killed. Investigators arrested a suspect on Sunday.

Glaze was 33 years old and leaves behind a wife and three children.