Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sparta Police Department

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:14am
Sparta aldermen voted Wednesday to accept a $3.1 million bid from Fowler & Hammer for renovating Lakeview Elementary School into the new Sparta Police Station. Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning said Fowler & Hammer, a La Crosse-area commercial construction general contractor, was the...
A bicycle remained under a car on South Water Street in front of Rudy’s Drive-In in Sparta Wednesday as police investigated a bicycle-verses-car accident at around noon that sent a young cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:27am
A young bicyclist hit and dragged by a car on South Water Street near the intersection of Wisconsin Street Wednesday was taken to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. According to Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, the accident occurred at around noon. When the responding...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:01am
A third suspect is now in custody for the June 11 fatal shooting of a Sparta man. According to Sparta Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Milwaukee police arrested 32-year-old Eric A. Borges in connection with the homicide of 61-year-old Anthony Koopman of Sparta.  Fergusson said a...
Sparta’s former Chief of Police David Kuderer was recently awarded the VFW National Law Enforcement Award by Past Wisconsin State Commander Donald J. Lynch. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:41am
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency services persons, law enforcement officers and firefighters to receive VFW National Awards including the Law Enforcement National Award, which was recently awarded to Sparta Police Department’s former Chief of Police, Dave Kuderer.  Oddly...
Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad presents a plaque to the K-9 team of Officer Brian James and Lars, commemorating Lars’ retirement.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:03am
Last week’s Sparta City Council meeting was kicked off with a recognition of some big changes at the Sparta Police Department, including one retirement and three promotions.  The retirement was Lars, one of the SPD’s police dogs who came to Sparta with his Handler, Officer Bryan James, five years...
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:14am
With use of force a major issue facing some large law enforcement agencies lately, Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad assured the Sparta City Council last week it was not in a problem in her department. Nottestad delivered the Sparta Police Department’s annual report to aldermen at a special...
Lt. Corey Johnson, left, and Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson of the Sparta Police Department both received recent promotions. Along with Chief Emilee Nottestad, they round out the department’s administration. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:30am
After taking over the Sparta Police Department earlier this year, Chief Emilee Nottestad chose 19-year veteran Booker Ferguson as her second in command. On Jan. 11, Nottestad took the helm of the department, replacing retired Chief Dave Kuderer and leaving her former post as deputy chief vacant....
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...


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