Deputy Sheriff Richard C. Treadwell
Dane County (WI) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: August 22, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Richard C. Treadwell succumbed to complications from COVID-19 that he contracted on-duty in his capacity as a training team deputy. Deputy Treadwell is the first Wisconsin law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty from COVID-19. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that our officers on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, and we are committed to performing the research required to determine how COVID-19 is impacting line-of-duty deaths.
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