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Vernon County Sheriff's Report
Vernon County sheriff’s report

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

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The following accidents were reported by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending June 15.

6/8 Mark Knutson, Viroqua, was traveling eastbound on U.S. Hwy. 14, town of Kickapoo, when he struck a deer. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage. Knutson did not report any injuries.

6/9 Three head of cattle were reported loose on a property on Oak Lane, town of Hillsboro. The owner was notified.

Sheriff Johns Spears urges residents to be mindful of scam calls, emails, and letters. Do not give personal information or send money to anyone you do not know. The Federal Trade Commission website includes good information about scams and tips on how to avoid being a victim of a scam.


Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff John Spears is limiting nonessential/nonemergent services including all meetings scheduled at the sheriff’s office, license plate registrations, jail visitation, etc. In order to report an incident, or questions/inquiries in general, please call the Vernon County Dispatch Center at 608-637-2123 or email: Civil Process/Record Request inquiries can be forwarded to 608-638-5710 or email: As directed by Sheriff Spears, if you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus or flu-like symptoms, please identify this to the dispatcher before a deputy makes contact at your residence. Precautions are being taken in this facility to maintain the health and wellness of staff, inmates, and visitors alike. Thank you for your understanding.

*Sheriff Spears is reminding citizens to practice good health practices and follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

To help protect our community, your family and co-workers, please remember to wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds, limit the amount of times you touch your face with your hands, cover your mouth when you have a cough, and if you are sick, stay home, or seek medical attention. Clean and sanitize your home, work areas, and frequently contacted areas.

For more information, please contact the Vernon County Health Department or your medical provider, and do your part to keep our community healthy to reduce or limit the impact of COVID-19/coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy!


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