MADISON — Gov. Evers today released a statement regarding the passing of City of Fond du Lac Police Department Officer and member of the Wisconsin National Guard, Joseph Kurer, 26, who passed away in the line of duty due to complications from COVID-19, according to a release from the department.
“Kathy and I were incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Joseph Kurer, Fond du Lac police officer and member of the Wisconsin National Guard, who tragically passed away in the line of duty due to COVID-19 complications. Our hearts go out to his wife, kids, parents, and sister, and all of his loved ones, especially as they had just welcomed a new baby to the family the night before Officer Kurer’s passing. We are also thinking of the Fond du Lac Police Department and the Fond du Lac community, and we ask the people of Wisconsin to join us in extending offers of support and prayers as they mourn Officer Kurer’s passing.”
A forthcoming executive order will lower the U.S. and Wisconsin flags to honor Officer Kurer when funeral arrangements have been made.