Fond du Lac Officer, 26, Dies of Coronavirus Complications


FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – A 26-year-old Fond du Lac police officer has died of COVID-19 complications. Police department officials say the death of Officer Joseph Kurer on Wednesday came a day after his second child was born.

Kurer joined the Fond du Lac Police Department in August 2018 and was a member of the Tactical Field Force Team, the Honor Guard Unit, Domestic Violence Intervention Team, and was certified as a field training officer.

Early Thursday, a long line of police vehicles, with lights flashing, escorted Kurer’s body to a funeral home where officers will stand watch until services are held.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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