Two Waukesha police officers are receiving a Citation of Valor for their work during a shootout with a former Waukesha man who police say was threatening his ex-wife.
Police officers Jan Corrigan and Amanda Bauer will be honored at the Common Council at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for their response to a call in late October at a residence off of Racine Avenue
Just two days after a tragic domestic-violence related shooting left three dead in neighboring Brookfield, police say Dick Petarius, 76, charged after officers with a long gun when police were investigating a report that Petarius was violating a restraining order filed against him by his wife.
Officers shot 26 rounds at the man while leaving the residence with the wife. Petarius shot back and one bullet came within inches of Bauer, debris hitting her face, according to the criminal complaint filed against Petarius.
“It appeared to (Petarius’ ex-wife) that the officer was shielding her from the gun fire,” the complaint states.