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Officer remembered as tough, yet sensitive


ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

The police detective killed in a string of shootings that left three others dead and the suspect injured is being remembered as a friend who would help another in a heartbeat.

Forty-year-old Jason Weiland was a detective for the Everest Metro Police Department. He died Wednesday when he was shot in the line of duty.

Some of his friends told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin that they remember him as funny, sensitive and tough.

Eric Wetzel, graduated from high school with Weiland in 1995. He says Weiland worked to become a leader in the Everest Metro department, and had achieved his dream job.

Wetzel says Weiland "just believed in protecting people."

Nengmy Vang is suspected of shooting Weiland and three others. Vang was injured in a standoff with police.

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