NEW INFORMATION: Glaze remembered as a "superb deputy"

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Published: Oct. 31, 2016 at 4:12 PM CDT
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Law enforcement and the community are honoring a fallen Rusk County deputy.

A procession was bringing the body of Deputy Dan Glaze back to the area from the Twin Cities on Monday afternoon. Our crew saw nearly a dozen squad cars traveling near Cadott on Hwy. 29 Monday afternoon, and other emergency vehicles south of Ladysmith.

Glaze was the deputy who was shot and killed late Saturday near Ladysmith. Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Wallace said Glaze responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field near the home of Doug Nitek, 43. Wallace said Glaze called for backup but wasn't heard from again. Responding officers found Glaze's body in his squad car.

"Dan was a superb deputy," Wallace said. "He was a go-getter. He was one of the guys who started something, he completed it. He's going to be very well missed."

The Rusk County Sheriff's Office also held a flag-raising ceremony outside the Rusk County Government Center Monday afternoon. Several deputies raised a black American flag with a blue stripe along with a traditional American flag to half-staff. It's meant to honor Glaze's memory.

Nitek is suspected in Glaze's death. He was in an area jail at last report.

A funeral for Deputy Dan Glaze is scheduled for Friday in Cameron. Sheriff Wallace said Monday afternoon that further details were still being worked out.

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