Deputy Sheriff Michael Stanley Villiard

Deputy Sheriff Michael Stanley Villiard

Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 1998

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Michael Stanley Villiard

Deputy Sheriff Michael Villiard was killed as he was responding to a call of a non-breathing person.

He was attempting to avoid a head-on collision when he lost control of his cruiser, which then rolled several times, ejecting him. He was flown to a hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, where he died a short time later.

Deputy Villiard had served with the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, mother, and siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 38

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Villiard,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sawyer County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 9, 2023

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