Gov. Evers orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen Officer Joseph Kurer

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order, ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Officer Joseph Kurer on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Kurer lost his life in the line of duty due to COID-19 complications on Sept. 22 at the age of 26. 

Kurer of Fond du Lac contracted the virus while in the line of duty. 

According to officials, 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. 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 Kurer will be held on Wednesday in Fond du Lac. 

The executive order will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday. 

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