The Clayton County Sheriff’s Department has released some information on an early morning shooting last month in Luana that involved a deputy. The sheriff’s department says a high-speed chase with an unidentified deputy led to an altercation between 35-year-old Waylin Buerger of Luana.
Both men were taken to the Elkader hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries. Buerger was charged with assaulting a peace officer, eluding an officer, O-W-I, a stop sign violation, speeding and driving on the wrong side of the highway. The sheriff did not release details of the actual shooting, including who fired the shot and if either of the men were wounded by the weapon.
The sheriff employed the Pairie Du Chien, Wisconsin police department to conduct an independent review of the incident. That review concluded that the officer’s actions were in accordance with the policies and procedures set by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department.
Contributed by Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein