The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is
concerned about keeping the community informed about the
operations of the Sheriff's Office. One of the ways we
accomplish this is by regularly keeping the news media, and
therefore the public, informed of the events involving the
Sheriff's Office and its personnel.
Press releases are generated by field supervisors and
contain factual information about an event. Press releases
are approved by command staff and then distributed to local
news media as soon as possible.
2010 Press Releases
Snowmobile Crash - Town of Lucas
On January 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM, the Dunn County
Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call
reporting a single snowmobile crash with injuries,
on the snowmobile trail west of 203rd Street in the
Township of Lucas.
Personnel from the Dunn
County Sheriff's Office, Menomonie Fire Department,
Wisconsin DNR, and Lifelink helicopter responded to
The crash scene was about a half
mile off the road, into the woods, on the snowmobile
trail. Responders were able to get to the crash
scene with the use of a Sheriff's Office S.U.V., a
Menomonie Fire Ranger with tracks and a DNR four
wheeler. The patient was transported out to the road
on a rescue sled donated by Dunn County snowmobile
clubs, The Boyceville Snow Jammers, and the
Tainter Trail Tamers.
deputies discovered that the lone snowmobile had
collided with a tree. It appeared that the operator
was attempting to negotiate a curve in the trail
when he collided with the tree. A friend of the
operator came upon the scene a few minutes after the
crash and found his friend injured and unconscious
and called 911 from his cell phone.
operator of the snowmobile, a 30 year old man from
Clear Lake, was airlifted by Lifelink helicopter
service to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI, where
he remains in critical condition.