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La Crosse officers provide backup in larger Wisconsin cities



La Crosse County has answered the call for officers from around Wisconsin to help keep the peace in the southeast part of the state this week. 

Sheriff Jeff Wolf says three officers from La Crosse County will be in Madison through Thursday night, to back up local police in case of trouble. 

Police from many parts of the state have gone to the Kenosha area as reinforcements in response to rioting after the shooting and wounding of a black man by Kenosha police on Sunday, followed by two shooting deaths allegedly by a teenager on Tuesday night.

Wolf expects that police from other cities would be called upon to come to the La Crosse area, if it was necessary to have extra police here.    

La Crosse County officers had been scheduled to help provide security this summer at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

But Wolf says since the convention events in Milwaukee were mostly cancelled, the western Wisconsin officers were not needed there last week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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