The families of victims in the Crandon mass murder have invited several state lawmakers to meet with them about October's shooting rampage. They want to discuss the events leading to 20-year-old Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Peterson killing six people and himself, and wounding another person.
State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) says the meeting will be a good opportunity to help those families heal. He also wants their input on legislation that would require regular psychological evaluations for police officers. Hansen says the proposal may not have prevented the Crandon shooting, but it may have helped identify warning signs early on.
Hansen says that bill is still being drafted, but he hopes to have something introduced early next year. Hansen believes the tragic loss of the Crandon families can help move the discussion forward.