FOND DU LAC, Wis. (NBC 26) --
Fond du Lac Police on Wednesday announced the line of duty death of Officer Joseph Kurer, 26, due to complications from COVID-19, according to a news release from Fond du Lac Police.
Kurer was sworn-in as a Fond du Lac Police officer in August 2018, and was also a sergeant with the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
With the Fond du Lac Police Department, Kurer was a member of the tactical field force team, honor guard unit, domestic violence intervention team, and served as a field training officer.
Kurer was awarded a City of Fond du Lac Police Department life saving award, Army commendation medal, Army achievement medal, and Air Force Sergeants Association NCO of the year as a cadet non-commissioned officer in the Civil Air Patrol, according to the news release.
Kurer is survived by his wife and two children, one of whom was born the night before Kurer's death. A GoFundME page has been started for his family.
“Our entire Fond du Lac Police Department family mourns the passing of Officer Joseph Kurer. Our love and condolences go out to Joseph’s wife and children and all those with whom he served. We, as a police department family will do everything possible to continue to provide support and comfort to Joseph’s family. Joseph will be missed by everyone here,” Fond du Lac Police Chief Aaron Goldstein said in a statement.