Man who attacked La Crosse Police officer sentenced to prison

The judge also ordered 3 years extended supervision

The Sparta man who attacked a La Crosse police officer after charging his squad car in August while on probation has been sentenced.

La Crosse County Circuit Judge Todd Bjerke sentenced Jacob Olsen to 1 year in prison and 3 years extended supervision. Olsen also received a $1,429 fine and had his driver’s license revoked for one year. 

Olsen pleaded guilty to a second offense of drunken driving and battery of a police officer.

In August, Olsen jumped on the hood of a squad car after police responded to a call about a car that had hit a building and a person physically attacking people near the 400 block of Cameron Street in La Crosse.

Olsen pounded his head into the windshield and then began punching the windshield with his fists. Police had to use a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him. The incident was caught on dashcam video.

In January 2012, Olsen was shot twice in the chest and abdomen by Sgt. Booker Ferguson of the Sparta Police Department after pointing a rifle at police and ignoring commands to drop it.