Deputy Sheriff Rick Treadwell died as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.
Deputy Treadwell had served with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years and was assigned to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center. He is survived by his wife and three children.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.