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Wood Co. deputy shot during welfare check

WOOD COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) – A Wood County deputy was shot Tuesday, according to police.

Officials say it happened while deputies were responding to a welfare check on a suicidal subject in the township of Arpin. The condition of the deputy is not known, however, he was airlifted to the hospital.

Wood County Sheriff, Shawn Becker, says it was an ‘all hands on deck’ situation.

“When you get a phone call that one of our own has been shot, it’s all hands on deck when you hear this type of situation,” said Becker.

The investigation has been passed on to the Division of Criminal Investigation.

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