Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin
End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 202
Police Officer Joseph Kurer died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Kurer was a United States Army veteran. He had served with the Fond du Lac Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and sister.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.