Details Released On Genoa Shooting

More details have been released regarding the incident in Genoa that occurred last weekend. A little before 6pm on Friday, June 16, Vernon County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence near Wisconsin Highway 35 and Gianoli Road in Genoa for a welfare check. When deputies arrived, 61 year old William Boardman was departing the home and the deputies made a traffic stop a short distance from the residence and Boardman turned off his vehicle. During the traffic stop, Boardman turned on his vehicle and began to drive away at a high rate of speed with Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathon Brown standing on the running board of the vehicle. Deputy Brown gave repeated commands to stop the vehicle, which Boardman ignored. Deputy Brown then discharged his firearm, striking Boardman, who was pronounced deceased on scene. Vernon County Sheriff’s deputies were wearing body cameras during this incident and No law enforcement officers were injured. Brown has been placed on administrative assignment. DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Vernon County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.