Kurer To Be Remembered On Memorial Wall In D.C.

In advance of next week’s National Police Week comes word that a local fallen officer will have his name added to the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.

Fond du Lac Policer Officer Joseph Kurer’s name is being engraved on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall and will be honored in the nation’s capital.

The 26-year old Kurer died in September after fighting COVID-19 for a number of weeks. He contracted the virus while on duty. Kurer was the father of two children.

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper will also be honored. Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook died in November after losing his battle with COVID-19.

Wisconsin will also hold a ceremony to honor law enforcement.

The 32nd Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will take place at the WLEM Site located on the State Capitol Grounds (corner of Pinckney and Mifflin Streets) at noon on May 20, 2022. 

Law enforcement officers wishing to participate in the squad procession from Olin-Turville Park to the Memorial are requested to arrive no later than 11:00 a.m. The processional will leave promptly at 11:15 a.m. Olin-Turville Park is located on John Nolen Drive at E. Lakeside Street (off Highway 12/18 Beltline), Madison.  The Wisconsin Professional Police Association will be serving a continental breakfast at Olin-Turville Park prior to the procession.

Departments wishing to send color teams are to contact Oak Creek Police Department Officer Dan Gitzlaff at [email protected] or 414-762-8200 Ext. 131 for details.

Safety protocols for COVID-19 will be followed as recommended by Public Health Madison and Dane County.  Due to COVID there not will be a luncheon following the ceremony, hopefully the luncheon returns for 2023.

Please check back later as additional details are confirmed.  More information can be found on Facebook @ Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc.

If you have any questions send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call 608-846-9854