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Fuhrman sentenced for Oshkosh West SRO attack

Grant Fuhrman
Grant Fuhrman and his legal team
Posted at 1:23 PM, May 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-02 09:29:38-04

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) — Grant Fuhrman was sentenced Monday for the December 2019 stabbing of an Oshkosh West High School Resource Officer.

Fuhrman was sentenced to 17 years in prison followed by 10 years of extended supervision by Judge Daniel Bissett. He will receive three years of credit for his time already served.

After hours of deliberation on February 3, a jury found Fuhrman guilty of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carried a maximum sentence of 40 years.

In December 2019, Fuhrman, now 20, attacked Officer Michael Wissink with a barbecue fork, after which Wissink shot Fuhrman in the chest. The shooting prompted the school to be evacuated.

Wissink survived the attack and has since retired.

At the sentencing, Wissink took the stand and told the judge that Fuhrman should serve the maximum sentence.

"What Grant did has changed me physically and mentally for the rest of my life, and not for the better," Wissink said.

The prosecutor asked the judge that Fuhrman get 20-25 years in prison, followed by another 20 years of supervision.

The defense requested Fuhrman be sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars, and five years of extended supervision.

Four defense witnesses, including Fuhrman's mother and a psychiatrist, testifed before Fuhrman himself offered his apologies to Wissink and the community.

Fuhrman said he had grown and changed since the stabbing, and that he felt remorse for what he did.

"As much as I wish I could, I can't take back what I've done," Fuhrman said. "But I can do my best to try to make things right."

"I've experienced individuals, defendants in sentencing, who express remorse," Bissett said. "I've seen what sometimes will be referred to as 'crocodile tears.' I've had defendants who I just don't believe that at all are remorseful. I do think that Mr. Fuhrman has remorse for his activities, for his actions, on December 3, 2019. I think it is above simply being getting caught."