This is a True story about 2 officers who were gunned down by a boy named Alan A. Randall.....I am breaking it into sections so that if you have a short attention span like me it won't be too overwhelming.....
On January 25th 1975 two Town of Summit Police officers were found shot to death outside their squad car....later that same morning after an intense 5 hour manhunt police announced the arrest of a 16 year old suspect named Alan A. Randall......
By all accounts Alan Randall was a person who was best described as a friendless loner.
In fact fellow students at Oconomowoc Senior High School, described him as "Weird" Another described him by saying "I think he just liked to be alone"
Teachers described him as a B or C student who "never acted up in school and just seemed really involved in his school work"
They also did say however that he did not participate in any Sports or clubs.
During Freshman year at Oconomowoc Junior High School in 1974 he was described the same way. An official at that school called him a "loner, although he did get into some trouble by bringing a sling shot to school and stealing a bicycle"
Students also said there was no reason for the taunting other than to say that "he just didn't go along with the in crowd"
Rocky Olson was a Full time employee at the Rexnord Corp in Milwaukee, who also was a part time police officer with the Summit police Dept.
Rocky had normally been assigned to the lake patrol during the summer months, and would fill in when ever needed during the winter months, in addition to his employment at Rexnord, would also volunteer for the Summit Fire Dept. Olsons Wife Betty said that she was "worried and couldn't sleep at night while he was away, however he always called 2-3 times during the night when he was away to tell me he was alright"
However on the night of January 25th when she had not heard from him, she says she "knew something was horribly wrong"
January 26th started off very routinely for officers Rocky Olson and Robert Adkins. Normally Adkins would be the only officer on patrol but due to a recent rash of break-ins, including the Town hall in which shotguns, fingerprinting kits and police radios were stolen, and the Murder of resident Thomas Hoeft on January 11th Chief Edward Greenwald decided to double on 3rd shift patrols in order to catch the thief or thieves.
At 12AM both officers spoke to officer Richard Wagner who reported that nothing unusual had occurred during his shift.
At 12:10AM both officer Adkins and Officer Olson walked out toward their squad car, what happened next would stun the Town of Summit, Waukesha County, and the ENTIRE State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Community for years to come....