Deputies cleared of any wrongdoing after suicidal man armed with knife took his life

SULLIVAN — Tense moments were caught on camera in Jefferson County, after deputies encountered a suicidal man armed with a knife.

It happened Jan. 14 in Sullivan.

Deputies tried talking with Mark Chaney, 47, to calm the situation, but when they tried using a Taser, Chaney ended up barricading himself in a back bedroom.

Chaney later took his own life and first responders weren’t able to save him.

All the deputies involved have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case.

CLICK HERE for more on this case via the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s website.

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