Anderson, Michael
La Fleur, Christina
Incident Debrief: 2019 I-94 Vehicle Hostage Incident

This debrief describes a tactical situation which started when a DNR warden initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle, with shots being fired at pursuing officers. The vehicle was ultimately pitted into a guard rail near an on ramp to I-94, a busy traffic area. Immediately, the vehicle windows of the stolen minivan were covered with blankets to deliberately hinder tactical officers' visual observations. The male subject demanded a hostage negotiator and indicated he had two hostages, an adult female and a 6-month-old baby. The standoff lasted for hours, with a multi-jurisdictional response from assisting law enforcement tactical assets. The situation is ended with the male subject being shot by tactical officers. The presenters will cover all aspects of the operation, and will show perspective from the negotiation side in this complex and somewhat unusual incident.

Michael Anderson - Bio
Lt. Mike Anderson has been in law enforcement since 2002. Starting his career as a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department. He joined the SWAT team in 2006, serving in various rolls to include shield operator, entry, and sniper. In 2018 he made a lateral transfer to Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, appointed to the position of Lieutenant. He joined the Tactical Enforcement Unit as Operations Commander in 2018.

Christina La Fleur - Bio
Christina started her career in Law Enforcement with the University of Iowa Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2007. While employed there, she served as a Field Training Officer as well as an operator on the Emergency Response Team (ERT). In 2010, she received certification as a Bomb Technician with the FBI through the Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a member of the Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad until she was hired by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department in 2013. Christina was promoted to Detective in 2015, where she was subsequently assigned to the Identification Bureau as a Crime Scene Detective in 2016. Christina joined the Tactical Enforcement Unit as a Negotiator in 2016.