TOWN OF ALBION — A police
officer has died in a crash with a Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources vehicle in a rural area of Dane County.
) reports it happened around noon Monday on County Highway N
in the Town of Albion. Authorities say the officer had just
started his shift.
Dane County sheriff's
spokeswoman Elise Schaffer (SHAY'-fur) says a 25-year-old
Fitchburg woman in a DNR pickup truck crossed the center
line and hit the officer's squad car head-on.
Schaffer says the woman was
working as a DNR employee at the time. She was taken to a
Janesville hospital with minor injuries.
The officer is identified as
33-year-old Ryan Copeland of Janesville. Copeland had served
as a K-9 officer with the McFarland Police Department since
The accident remains under