Posted: May 12, 2020
COUNTY OF VERNON
1320 BAD AXE COURT
VIROQUA, WISCONSIN 54665
JOHN B. SPEARS, SHERIFF NATHAN CAMPBELL, CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF
2020 ANNUAL VERNON LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL
SERVICE HELD VIRTUALLY – MAY 12, 2020, 10:00 AM
May 12, 2020
Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports the week of May 10-16 is National Police Week. Annually, officers who made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities are honored this week. Over thirty years ago, retired Sheriff Geoffrey Banta began holding local services not only to honor the fallen, but to thank all officers, in all of our communities, for facing every-day conflicts and dangers. This tradition continued under the leadership of Retired Sheriff Gene Cary and now current Sheriff John Spears.
Sheriff Spears says this uninterrupted tradition of honor and appreciation will continue and this year is no exception. A virtual ceremony will be held today, May 12th, at 10:00 AM via video. We regret the community cannot attend, but we hope the video will cause you to pause, honor the memory of the fallen, and thank those who continue to serve during these challenging and uncertain times.
Sheriff Spears would like to thank all law enforcement, in all of our communities. Normally, each and every law enforcement agency throughout the county are represented at our annual service as well as our formal Honor Guard. We would also like to thank Lieutenant Jason Crume for planning and logistics throughout the years.
Sheriff Spears would like to thank Vernon Communications
Cooperative. Not only did Vernon Communications loan us their
video equipment, their Video & Digital Media Coordinator edited the
video creating an excellent finished product. The video will also air on
Community Channel 14 starting tomorrow, May 13th, at 10:30 AM, and again Friday, May 15th, at 5:00 PM.
Video link: https://youtu.be/Tad_z6OsNqQ
/s/ John B. Spears, Sheriff