Gov. Evers Signs Bill Designating the Deputy LaVonne Zenner Memorial Bridge in Wood County

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (Submitted to OnFocus) — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Senate Bill 507, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 211, designating the bridge on State Highway 13 and County Highway A over U.S. Highway 10 in Wood County as the Deputy LaVonne Zenner Memorial Bridge.

“Deputy Zenner was an active member of her community committed to serving her friends and neighbors, and it is an honor to designate this bridge in her memory,” said Gov. Evers. “It’s people like Deputy Zenner who truly embody what it means to be a Wisconsinite and make our state and communities better places to live. So, I want to thank the bipartisan legislators who worked to send this bill to my desk on behalf of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to honor her memory and service.”

Only three weeks after being hired as a full-time deputy for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Zenner tragically passed away on Aug. 3, 1989, when she was involved in a car accident on her way to meet her field training officer.

She was only 39 years old and was survived by her parents, her husband, and her two children, Angela and Eric. In addition to her law enforcement service, Deputy Zenner was an active member of the Marshfield community and in recognition of her dedication to serving her community, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department sought out the designation of this bridge in her memory.

Senate Bill 507, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 211:

  • Designates the State Highway 13 and County Highway A bridge over U.S. Highway 10 in Wood County as the Deputy LaVonne Zenner Memorial Bridge.

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