May 7, 2019 – Town of Polk, WI – Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene at Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday for a reported lockdown situation.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to St. Joseph’s Hospital at 3200 Pleasant Valley in the Town of Polk at 11:45 am on 5/7/19 in reference to a suspicious situation. Staff at the hospital reported seeing a male subject lying on the ground next to a vehicle in the parking lot with a long gun.
St. Joseph’s Hospital was immediately placed on lock-down in coordination between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and St. Joseph’s security staff. Upon arrival at St. Joseph’s Hospital it was quickly learned that there was no public safety threat and the lock-down was lifted.
A death investigation is being conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office. There is no further information being released at this time. The public was not in danger at any time during this incident.
Effective responses to emergency situations on the hospital campus is a priority of both agencies and St. Joseph’s Hospital staff and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office routinely work together to ensure safety on the campus. This type of coordination allows for a quick and timely lock-down in the case of an emergency.
All details provided by Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
The scene at the hospital was cleared just after 2:05 p.m.