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Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Severson received numerous awards after he was injured in a shoot-out with a suspect in April, 1991. Severson died Monday at his home in St. Croix Falls. Submitted photo.

Full honors funeral planned for Polk deputy, injured in shoot-out 23 years ago

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ST. CROIX FALLS -- A Polk County sheriff's deputy who suffered gunshot wounds 23 years earlier while pursuing a shooting suspect died Monday, April 14th at his home in St. Croix Falls.

Michael J. Severson lived out his life in relative independence as a quadriplegic, confined to a sip and puff-operated wheelchair, but remained actively interested in the sheriff's department, according to Sheriff Peter Johnson.

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