Officer Bio

Michael R. Baribeau

End of Watch: 12/19/1995

Age: 38

Rank: Police Officer

Agency: Rice Lake Police Department

Length of Service: 14 years

County: Barron

Location On Memorial: V

Personal Information

Incident Surrounding Death
Officer Baribeau was assigned to the Barron County SWAT Team.  Baribeau and another team member approached a house occupied by a man who had fired several shots at his wife.  As the two team members got within several feet of the front door, the door opened and the suspect opened fire on the officers with a 12 gage shotgun.  Both officers, while severely injured, were able to return fire killing the gunman.  Officer Baribeau was fatally injured his partner was severely injured but survived.