SAWYER COUNTY -- Authorities are seeking the public's help to determine those responsible for setting the Memorial for Sawyer County Deputy Michael Villiard on fire on Tuesday night, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On 6/02/2020, shortly after 10:30PM, Sawyer County Deputies were dispatched to a fire complaint in the Village of Couderay. While responding, they were informed that the Memorial for Sawyer County Deputy Michael Villiard had been lit on fire. Once Deputies arrived on scene, they located evidence indicating the Memorial had been intentionally set on fire.


The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in determining the person or people responsible for this cowardly act.

If you have any information, please contact Sawyer County Dispatch at 715-634-5213. Information can also be given on the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sawyersheriff.org. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Deputy Michael Villiard was killed in the line of duty on July 9, 1998 while responding to an emergency call.

- Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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