Middleton officers, Dane Co. Sheriff's deputies who fired at active shooter identified

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Two Middleton officers and two Dane County Sheriff's deputies who fired their weapons at the WTS Paradigm active shooter on Sept. 19 have been identified.

The two officers and two deputies are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed and the District Attorney’s office has made a ruling, according to the Middleton Police Department and Dane County Sheriff's Office. .

Deputy David Lambrecht has been with the Dane County Sheriff's Office for 21 years. Lambrecht is currently assigned to the Traffic Team.

Deputy Matthew Earll has been with the Dane County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. Earll is currently assigned to Child Support Enforcement.

Officer Richard O’Connor has been with the Middleton Police Department since 1998. O’Connor is assigned to day shift patrol, is a former School Resource Officer at Middleton High School. O’Connor is a member of the Middleton Police Training Team, he is a state certified firearms instructor and is an Active Shooter Response Trainer and Less Lethal Instructor.

Officer Tyler Loether has been with the department since 2012. Loether is the current School Resource Officer at Middleton High School. He is a member of the Middleton Police Training Team.


Courtesy of the Middleton Police Department