Deputies in shooting back to regular duty

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Gazette staff
Thursday, August 8, 2013

ELKHORN–Four deputies involved in a fatal shooting June 13 have been returned to regular duty, Walworth County Sheriff David Graves said.

The deputies had been on administrative duties until Wednesday after Walworth County District Attorney Daniel Necci wrote in a letter to Graves that no crimes had been committed and the deputies actions were necessary in the situation.

Deputies Todd Neumann, Jeffery Shaw, Wayne Blanchard and Garth Frami responded to a home invasion call at N7248 County O, Elkhorn, that led to the shooting and death of Jeremiah Krubert, 39.

Krubert forcefully entered his mother's home in the early hours and beat her boyfriend with a pipe, according Necci's letter.

Krubert was armed with a knife when Neumann arrived. After a confrontation, Krubert stole Neumann's squad car and drove away before crashing into farm equipment.

Krubert exited the squad car with Neumann's shotgun. Shaw, Blanchard and Frami shot their rifles, and Krubert died at the scene, according to the letter.

Graves said the use of force department from the sheriff's office is still reviewing the situation to see what can be learned from this incident.

“That is just to make sure our policies and procedures were followed,” Graves said. “If there is need for any change in our policies, that will usually come up in a review. We're constantly reviewing any incident to see if anything needs to be changed or improved.”

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