GREEN BAY - The Packers capped off the NFL draft today by adding more defense, some speed and making a Wisconsinite's dream come true.
Today started out with the Packers selecting Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford in fourth round.
Bradford can play every linebacker position and has played defensive end. At ASU he had 152 tackles, 21.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
The Pack had two picks in the fifth round. First was Corey Linsley a center from Ohio State.
Linsley will compete with JC Tretter and Garth Gerhart for the center job.
Next in the fifth was a very popular pick. Badger wide receiver Jared Abbrederis is staying in Wisconsin. He's originally from Wautoma and started his career as a walk on at Wisconsin. Plus he's rooted for the Packers his whole life.
Abbrederis scored 23 TDs in his Badger career.
He could also be a return option for the Packers.
In the 6th round Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson was chosen by Green Bay.
And with their final pick, the Packers took another wide receiver, Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State.
CRANDON - Forest County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Justice was justified in shooting and killing 31-year-old Brandon Cude on Jan. 4, Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono ruled Friday.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice released the results of its investigation in the case, and Simono's decision, Friday afternoon.
The DOJ documents detail how Cude swung a shotgun at Justice at close range. The deputy had just learned Cude had felony warrants against him, and Justice was trying to arrest Cude. Justice fired four shots on the scene, a rural road south of Crandon.
"He didn't get a shot off?" a fellow officer asked Justice after the shooting.
"No. He tried, though. Pulled that sucker out and pointed it right at me," Justice replied in an exchange recorded on a body camera.
EAGLE RIVER - Vilas County officers can now respond to active shooter calls better prepared.
All deputies and patrol offices now have access to steel-plated body armor, something only the Vilas County SWAT Team had before.
"We want to make sure our staff are fully protected," said Vilas County Sheriff's Office Captain Gerard Ritter. "I never want to see anything happen to any one of my staff. And we should outfit them with the protection they need."
Before the new body armor, Ritter said officers and deputies only had access to soft body armor.
"The weave material is designed to stop or slow down a projectile," said Ritter.
Officers will still wear the soft-bodied armor every day, but in active shooter situations, officers can now essentially double up on protection, protection once only offered to the SWAT Team.
"There has been an increase in active shooter incidences across the United States," said Ritter.
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