Funeral service held for Wisconsin State Trooper who died of COVID-19 complications

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A funeral service was held in Plover, Wisconsin Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a state trooper who died of COVID-19.

Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook died earlier this month of complications from the virus.

A GoFundMe page for his family says the 42-year-old had been hospitalized since Oct. 27.

He died Nov. 15 and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Wisconsin State Patrol Lieutenant Nate Henriksen said the day was for all of Stainbrook's troopmates, colleagues and friends to come together to say their final goodbyes.

"It hits us all, again, in different ways," said Lt. Henriksen. "Whether we worked closely with him out on the road or just had him as an instructor, it certainly impacts us all."

Stainbrook was a 20-year State Patrol veteran. 

He mostly worked in Waushara County. 

Governor Tony Evers ordered flags to half-staff Tuesday in his honor. 

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