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Sheriff Matt Olson

Barron County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1916

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Reflections for Sheriff Matt Olson

Sheriff Olson, we tell your story at Barron County Historical Society's Pioneer Village Museum. A picture of you, along with a copy of the newspaper clipping hang on the wall of our sandstone jail. Your wife's wedding dress is on display in Jerome Hall. As the director, I am there almost every day, so I think about you and your family often, as well as the family of the man who murdered you. Thank you for your service.

Tammy Schutz
Executive Director, Pioneer Village Museum

January 25, 2024

Sheriff Olson, on the hundredth anniversary of your death may you rest knowing that your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Senior Parole Officer Frederick Germain

January 25, 2016

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 15, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 5, 2013

My Great Grandfather. I never had the chance to meet you. Your Norwegian heritage carry's on.
Your Great Grandson, Jeffrey VanDeWalker

Jeffrey VanDeWalker
Great Grandson

March 8, 2012

Time goes on as 96years may pass but today you are still honored, a Hero can never be forgotten. RIP Sir, I have a cottage in Barron County and do thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 25, 2012

God bless you, and rest in peace Sheriff Olson.

- EO


April 8, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Rest in peace
You're gone but not forgotten

Walworth Co. SO

December 19, 2003

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