WELCOME FROM SHERIFF
Thank you for your
interest in the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department.
I am very proud of the men and women who work here and I
am confident that you will find them to be experienced,
professional and courteous.
Our department is
committed to keeping the community safe and to
preserving the quality of life that our citizens have
come to know and expect.
Within this website you
will find information about our department and the
programs and services that we provide. If you have any
questions about our department that are not answered
here, or if you have a need for any further information
on the services we provide, please feel free to contact
Deputy John Williams
receives an award
at the Wisconsin Sheriff's and
Deputy Sheriff's Association Conference
BRIEF OUTLINE OF INCIDENT:
On the above date, Deputy Williams responded to a City of La
Crosse call of a subject in the river. Once on scene, Williams
grabbed his squad PFD, removed his duty belt and entered the
water to rescue the subject. At this time it was noted that the
subject was struggling to stay above water and was being swept
downstream by the strong current. Williams was able to get a
hold of the subject and kept him above water until they were
picked up by a civilian boat.
Had it not been for Deputy Williams’ quick action, it is very
possible that the subject would have drowned prior to a rescue
boat reaching him. His willingness to put his own life at risk
to rescue another shows a rare brand of courage. He is to be
congratulated for his efforts.
WSDS Pres, John Gutho,
Deputy John Williams, Sheriff Steve Helgeson
Thank you to Fromm Pet Foods
who donates 4 star nutritional dog
for our K9s
(Saybie and Cliff)