Stevens County Sheriff Jason Dingman. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

In his annual report to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners at their meeting yesterday, Stevens County Sheriff Jason Dingman noted that there were three calls for the West Central SWAT team in 2018, including one this month in Glenwood.

Other incidents for the SWAT team this past year included a call to rural Pope County to assist with a suicidal female who shot at two officers who were making a welfare check. The woman killed herself before the SWAT team arrived.

And last February, a domestic violence situation in Appleton ended up with the suspect hiding in a fish house. The SWAT team deployed gas to the fish house, and eventually used a skid loader to rip a wall off the fish house to attain the suspect.


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