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Sparta Police Department

Anthony D. Koopman
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:27am
The Sparta Police Department recently identified the man involved in a shooting on June 11 as 61-year-old Sparta native Anthony D. Koopman. According to police, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court Streets in Sparta.  When officers arrived on the scene they...
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:09am
Sparta police identified the man involved in a shooting last week. Police say Anthony Koopman, 61, was shot Thursday, June 11 around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court streets in Sparta. Police said Koopman is a local resident. When officers arrived on the scene they found an adult male...
Law enforcement officials stand outside a house on Hill and Court streets where a gunshot victim was found and taken to the hospital where he later died. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:52am
The investigation continues in an early Thursday morning shooting death near the intersection of Court and Hill streets in Sparta. According to a Sparta Police Department press release Monroe County dispatch received a call of a possible shooting at approximately 1:15 a.m. near the intersections of...
From left, mother and daughter Lisa Fisher and Nelly Sprawls. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:33am
Before he died, children’s television host Fred Rogers recalled in an interview how when he was a child his mother told him to “look for the helpers” when he was trying to deal with scary news. She could have been referring to Sparta’s Nelly Sprawls, who at almost 15-years old, is doing what she...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:15am
The Sparta Police Department will be honoring the Sparta High School Class of 2020 on Saturday with a parade through the city. Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad said the idea came from some of the seniors’ parents after seeing similar events in other communities. “SPD got involved because it was...
Dwite J. Shaver
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:51am
The Sparta Police Department has identified a man found dead near a business on West Wisconsin Street early Sunday afternoon as 55-year-old Dwite J. Shaver of Sparta. In a press release issued Monday, Sparta Police Lt. Booker Ferguson said the police department and Sparta Area Ambulance Service...
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:45am
The Sparta Police Department said there were no signs of foul play concerning a body that was discovered near a local business over the weekend. Lt. Booker Ferguson said the police department and Sparta Area Ambulance Service were dispatched to a loading dock near Hansen’s IGA on West Wisconsin...
Several individuals were honored Wednesday night for their quick actions in the code save of Sparta paramedic Dann Schamens. Pictured, from left, were Mike Foster, Darlene Merow, Joel Ames, Rob Conroy, Steven Arnold, Dennis Whitehead, Schamens, Brandon Perron, Kyle Erickson, Ellen Fink, Dylan Smith, Dee Dee Johnson and Josh Meyer. Not pictured were Zach Fischer, Andrea Zebell and Joshua Oxborrow. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:38am
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, dozens of emergency personnel responded to a house fire where a mother and daughter barely escaped with their lives. While providing standby at the two-story residence, a paramedic with the Sparta Area Ambulance Service, Dann Schamens collapsed...
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:24am
The new Sparta Police Station project is gaining momentum. City officials along with representatives from the architecture firm HSR Associates of La Crosse did their final walk through last week of Lakeview Elementary School, which will be converted into the new police station. The city hired HSR...
Sparta Police Officer Brian James with K-9 Lars. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:06am
After a lifetime in law enforcement, one of Sparta’s finest is hanging up his badge, or more appropriately in this case, his collar. K-9 Lars will be retiring in March following a stellar career, in which he served both the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and the Sparta Police Department. At 10...

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