Fond du Lac comes together after filming of Drury Place; Police dog Ero is recovering


Fond du Lac – follow-up On Saturday, the shooting left a man dead and a police dog seriously injuredFond du Lac law enforcement is reaching out to ensure the safety of the community.

On Oct. 14, city police officers and county deputies responded early in the morning to a weapons disturbance in the 500 block of Drury Place, where a man inside a vehicle exchanged gunfire with a sheriff’s deputy, according to the state Department of Justice.

The man was treated for injuries but died at the scene, and the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office police dog Ero was seriously injured during the incident and was treated at a veterinary hospital.

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Both the police department and sheriff’s office expressed their gratitude on their Facebook pages for the community’s cooperation and patience in the incident, and on Oct. 16, police officers went door-to-door in the neighborhood to help. Police Chief Aaron Goldstein shared a message Providing resources and reassurance of their safety, in addition to meeting families and providing the press release from the Department of Justice.

“Community safety remains a priority and FDLPD remains committed to doing everything we can to ensure our residents feel safe in our city,” Goldstein said in the letter. “I am grateful every day for the way FDLPD officers and Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office deputies work together to keep our communities safe.”

Although the Department of Justice’s Criminal Investigation Division is still investigating the incident and will provide any updates moving forward, the Sheriff’s Office has updated the community on the condition of the injured police dog.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office Police Dog, Ero

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The police dog received treatment on the day of the incident and underwent surgery the next day with the help of a blood transfusion from a veterinary technician’s dog, a yellow Labrador named Dwyer. As of Oct. 16, he was awake and remaining stable with no major relapses, according to the latest status update. Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

The Sheriff’s Office K9 Program is funded entirely by donors, and in response to community questions about medical bills and support for the program, Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said donations are accepted by check to the “FDL Sheriff K9 Program” which is mailed to the FDL Sheriff K9 Program. Box 1273, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1273; In person by check or credit card at the Sheriff’s Office lobby window, 180 S. Macy St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; Or by phone by calling 920-929-3372.

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This article originally appeared on the Fond du Lac Reporter website: A Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office dog that was shot during a shootout is recovering

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