Dozens of officers show up to take fallen deputy’s son trick-or-treating

Dozens of officers pose with Levi
(Photo: Jodi Klummet)

RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Halloween night brought a touching tribute as law enforcement agencies in western Wisconsin banded together to bring some joy to the family of a fallen deputy.

Deputy Dan Glaze was shot and killed Saturday night while investigating a suspicious vehicle near Ladysmith.

State Trooper Jodi Kummet, whose husband is a Rusk County Sheriff’s Office detective, arranged for area officers to take Deputy Glaze’s five-year-old son Levi trick-or-treating.

The response was overwhelming. Almost 40 area deputies, police officers, troopers and DNR wardens from Eau Claire, Chippewa, Rusk and Barron counties and beyond showed up to take Levi door-to-door in Cameron, where the Glazes live.

Kummet says residents had blue lights on and special bags of treats ready for Levi, who was dressed as the Lego Green Ninja.

She said while everyone is sad, it was nice to make the day special for Deputy Glaze’s son.