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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 July 27.

7/20 Arthur Brose, Coon Valley, was traveling westbound on US Hwy. 14, town of Hamburg, and hit a deer. No injuries were reported. The vehicle received functional damage.

7/24 Erik Jorgenson, Coon Valley, was stopped at the intersection of Saugstad Road, town of Christiana. Jorgenson crossed State Hwy. 27, traveling eastbound, and proceeded onto County Road P. Jorgenson did not see the vehicle traveling northbound on State Hwy. 27. Anthony Hughes, Viroqua, swerved to the right, but was unable to avoid the collision. The Jorgenson vehicle crashed into the side of the Hughes vehicle. The Jorgenson vehicle spun around, and came to a rest facing westbound. Jorgenson, and his passenger, Betty Jorgenson, Coon Valley, did not report any injuries at the time of the crash. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage. Hughes also reported no injuries. The Hughes vehicle received functional damage.


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. 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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