Former Fond du Lac Police Chief Tony Barthuly is in good condition at Appleton Medical Center after accidentally shooting himself in the hand. Police Captain Steve Klein says they got a call to St. Agnes Hospital Wednesday night for a report about a 54-year-old Fond du Lac man who had accidentally shot himself in the hand while trying to unload and clean a handgun.
A thorough investigation is being done. However because of Barthuly’s relationship with the Fond du Lac Police Department, Chief Bill Lamb requested the assistance of an outside agency to conduct the investigation. The Sheboygan Police Department was contacted and agreed to be the investigative agency.
Klein says the prognosis for former Chief Barthuly’s recovery looks good. He was taken to Appleton Medical Center for further treatment.
After retiring from the Fond du Lac Police Department last summer Barthuly took a job with the State Justice Department as Director of the Training and Standards Bureau.