Press Release: Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Joseph Kurer

Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2021 
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Joseph Kurer 
MADISON Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #134 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Wed., Sept. 29, 2021, in honor of Officer Joseph Kurer, who lost his life in the line of duty due to complications from COVID-19. In a previous release, Gov. Evers issued a statement regarding Officer Joseph Kurer’s passing which can be viewed here.  

Officer Joseph Kurer of Fond du Lac, passed away on Sept. 22, 2021, at 26 years old, after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. While Officer Joseph Kurer began his career with the City of Fond du Lac Police Department in 2018, his commitment to service spanned a lifetime, having served as Community Service Officer for the City of West Bend Police Department and in the Wisconsin National Guard. Officer Joseph Kurer also earned decorations like the 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. 

Services for Officer Joseph Kurer will he help on Wed., Sept. 29, 2021, in Fond du Lac.  

Executive Order #134 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Wed., Sept. 29, 2021, and is available here.