Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Law Enforcement Officers in FDL

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to prison after
assaulting two police officers in Fond du Lac in August of 2018. Judge Gary
Sharpe sentenced Troy M. Kratz Tuesday to six years in prison, followed by six
years of extended supervision for a total of a 12-year sentence.

District Attorney Eric Toney says Kratz was convicted on
numerous charges related to his assault of the two officers, in addition to bail
jumping, intimidation of a victim and other related charges. A criminal
complaint says a Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputy had stopped Kratz in his
car the night of August 1st of 2018 for his expired plates, and because
Kratz was the suspect in a battery complaint from earlier that evening. The
deputy was attempting to detain him when Kratz started resisting arrest and
punching the deputy in the face. It took multiple taser deployments to get Kratz
to the ground, and multiple officers and leg restraints to take him into custody.

The complaint says the Sheriff’s Deputy suffered two cuts above
his left eye, one of which needed “tissue adhesive” to close, along with other
injuries. A City of Fond du Lac Police Officer who was first on the scene to
assist the deputy suffered a broken elbow and a possible concussion in the

Toney said in a statement “we will continue to aggressively
prosecute violent crime, including attacks on our law enforcement members to
ensure those defendants are held accountable.”