MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Sawyer County are investigating after a memorial for a fallen deputy was set on fire Tuesday night.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded around 10:30 p.m. to the Village of Couderay. While responding, officials learned that the Memorial for Sawyer County Deputy Michael Villiard had been lit on fire.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
Upon arrival, deputies located evidence that the fire had been intentionally set.READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
Villiard was killed in the line of duty on July 9, 1998 while responding to an emergency call.
The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible. If you have any information, please contact the Sawyer County Dispatch at 715-634-5213.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
Information can also be given on the sheriff’s office website here.