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 agency 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

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I still miss you Ol' Buddy. You were awesome! I remember the good times we shared and the stressful ones. You were and still are a cop's cop. Thinking of you pal.

Rick Fraatz
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January 21, 2019

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