According to WISN, Trooper Borostowski was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 -94 between Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells when he lost control of his patrol car, rolled into a ditch, and struck a tree.
Trooper Borostowski, who is also a staff sergeant in the Illinois National Guard, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was in the same recruit class as Trooper Trevor Casper, who was murdered in 2015 when he was ambushed by a bank robbery suspect while on his first solo patrol.
In a statement, Governor Scott Walker said that he had the pleasure of meeting the Trooper in 2015 when he received the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Lifesaving Award for saving a man’s life with CPR. Governor Walker said that he would order both the U.S. flag and the Wisconsin state flag lowered to half staff.
In his statement on Twitter, Governor Walker said:
“Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of Anthony Borostowski who passed away early this morning in the line of duty…Tonette and I send our prayers to Anthony’s family as they grieve the loss of their loved one. Anthony will never be forgotten.”
Trooper Borostowski enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard in May 2004 and was assigned as a drill sergeant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
Borostowski deployed as a combat medic to Kuwait with the 2nd Battalion, 128th Infantry in 2005, deployed to Iraq in 2009 as a trauma specialist with the 108th Forward Support Company, and in 2012 as a combat medic with the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery to Afghanistan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of fallen hero Wisconsin State Trooper Anthony Borostowski, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.