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Family, friends remember Trooper Anthony Borostowski

Funeral services held in Sparta Monday
Posted at 8:56 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 23:48:48-04

Family, friends, community members, and law enforcement from across the state came together Monday to celebrate the life of Trooper Anthony Borostowski, who tragically lost his life in a car crash while on duty last week.

Funeral services for Trooper Borostowski, who was just 34, were held at Sparta High School in Sparta on Monday, and were followed by a police procession.

Trooper Borostowski served the Wisconsin State Patrol for two and a half years. He was also a member of Wisconsin's National Guard and served two tours overseas.

During his time as a state trooper, he received the Wisconsin State Patrol Lifesaving Award for resuscitating a man with no pulse.

His service to his country and community was in the forefront of everyone's mind in Sparta Monday.

"Trooper Borostowski is a decorated Wisconsin state trooper, a decorated member of the National Guard," said Lt. Dan Gruebele with the Wisconsin State Patrol. "He was a patriot, he was an American patriot is who he was. He worked to serve the citizens of Wisconsin and his country. He was a true American and everybody here is here to pay their respects."

Trooper Borostowski was just 34 years old.