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Gov. Walker tours a local business and addresses variety of topics

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - This week, shots were fired at Barron County deputies. A man was accused of firing shots after a high-speed chase. Today, we asked the governor about a trend of violent incidents like that one.

Gov. Scott Walker toured Mid-State International Trucks of Wisconsin, which is building a new facility in Chippewa Falls. He talked about a variety of topics from jobs to his re-election campaign. We asked him about the number of shootings involving officers in Wisconsin, in light of Tuesday’s incident. New figures from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association show the number of incidents is well ahead of last year's pace. We asked him whether he's concerned.

Gov. Walker said, "Certainly, it's something we'll look at whether it's a trend or whether it's an anomaly. The legislation I signed earlier this year, it allows the independent review of officer related shootings that lead to a death. I think it's particularly important for families, even though I would imagine most law enforcement agencies are operating under professional standards and guidelines that any time there is something as serious as that that at least gives the family some confidence to know that protocol was followed, and it was done appropriately. And if some reason it isn't, it's an independent source that gives them a chance to look at that. But for us, the more transparent, and the more trending it's involved, law enforcement are better off."

Gov. Walker also made a stop at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls.

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