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Hundreds gather to mourn Fond du Lac officer who died of COVID-19

Posted at 3:25 PM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 16:25:14-04

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed a Fond du Lac church to pay respects to a police officer who died of coronavirus complications.

Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Kurer died Sept. 22, just a day after his wife gave birth to their second child. At Holy Family Catholic Church, Kurer was remembered Wednesday as a servant and champion of justice. Kurer also served in the Wisconsin National Guard and because of that, he received full military honors.

A pair of Black Hawk helicopters flew over the crowd of mourners outside of the church following the funeral.

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