A Kewaunee County Sheriff’s deputy currently on paid administrative leave for allegedly firing a fatal shot had previously resigned from the department, following after a pair of misdemeanor convictions.
State investigators say Deputy Jamie Tlachac shot and killed 22-year-old Tyler Whitmire last week, after he refused commands to drop a knife.
A criminal complaint from 2008 claims Tlachac fired shots at several windows after returning home from a night of drinking. He reported the incident to the sheriff’s office the next day.
At noon the day of the report was made, the complaint says Tlachac had a blood-alcohol content that was twice the legal limit. He was given two years probation for the two misdemeanors, while a felony count was dropped.
Tlachac resigned from his job as a jailer/dispatcher but was rehired four years later, being promoted to department’s Patrol Division in 2015.