By Tim Kowols
A law enforcement officer is recovering after a fellow responding officer from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department unintentionally shot him in the leg during a domestic dispute call Monday morning. Police responded to a Sturgeon Bay residence just after 6 a.m. to a report of a 26-old-man wielding a knife threatening his parents. Sturgeon Bay Police Captain Dan Brinkman says officers were able to get the knife away from the man, but that was when he got into an aggressive stance.
The names of the two officers were not released as was the man’s, who was jailed and is set to have his bond hearing later on Monday. Captain Brinkman says per department procedure, the Department of Criminal Investigations will take over and work with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department to determine when more information will be released.