Sawyer County authorities responded to an incident about 10:30 Tuesday night and are now seeking any tips that the public may have about a fire.
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.
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 and can be anonymous.
Deputy Michael Villiard was killed in the line of duty on July 9, 1998 while responding to an emergency call.