Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff William Axel Berg

Wood County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1931

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Reflections for Sheriff William Axel Berg

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 16, 2020

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

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 11, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

April 11, 2012

On that bright immortal shore We shall meet to part no more. I love you & miss you Grandpa Berg.

Nicole Berg
Great Grand Daughter

June 6, 2011

Thank you for your service. May you find peaceful rest.


October 23, 2008

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 8, 2007

Although you died before I was born I feel that I knew you as my father (your son) told me a great deal about you. He was also a police officer and Sheriff of Wood County, WI. At one time he was the youngest sheriff to be elected to office in the State of WI. He was a great person and you would have been proud of him.
Growing up I had the chance to live in the old Wood County Jail Sheriff's quarters so I got to live a bit of the same life your family lived in those quarters.
Your legacy has gone on for five (5) generations - son, grandson, great granddaughter, great great grandsons (2), have chosen to go into some area of law enforcement. You would also be very proud of them as we are of your memory. You laid a great foundation for a family to be proud of.
Granddaughter Jean Berg-Kruger-Schlenz

Jean E. Berg-Kruger-Schlenz
granddaughter of Sheriff William A. Berg

May 5, 2004

In Memory of my Great Grandpa,

I never knew you Great Grandpa or your son Arthur Berg who was my Grandpa and Sheriff of Wood County, and my dads dad. My dad was also named William A Berg and retired as a Lieutenant with the WRPD and passed away just over a year ago. I will meet you Great Grandpa, and Grandpa, and see you again Dad that I miss very much. You guys just please don't be to hard on me when I get to meet you.
Love From Your Great grandson, take care of my Grandpa, and my Dad.

Your Greatgrandson Daniel Berg

February 26, 2004

To My Great-Grandfather;

Your legacy has involved 5 generations. Your son, my grandfather, Arthur Berg, was sheriff of Wood County for a number of terms. Arthur's son, my uncle, William Berg was in law enforcement, retiring as a Sergeant with the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department. I never knew you, but hope you'd be proud that my job as a forester for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requires me to be a Level I Law Enforcement Officer responsible for enforcing forestry laws on state forest land. My nephew, Charlie Hoogesteger, will be the 5th generation member to be involved in law enforcement when he graduates in spring 2004 from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire majoring in Criminal Justice. He will enroll in a law enforcement academy in the fall of 2004.

Your great-granddaughter,


Kathy Kruger, Forester
Minnesota Department of Natural Resouces

January 29, 2004

Rest in peace Sheriff
You're gone but not forgotten.

Walworth Co. SO.

January 17, 2004

William we lost you years ago however the loss is still just as great. We remember you. 01/17/2004

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

January 17, 2004

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