WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. — A Wisconsin state trooper died Monday due to complications from COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Tuesday.
Master Trooper Dan Stainbrook, 42, was a 20-year veteran of the Wisconsin State Patrol. He was assigned to the North Central Region and worked primarily in Waushara County, according to WisDOT.
"Master Trooper Stainbrook was committed to public safety, serving as an instructor for sworn personnel across the division. He was a dedicated officer and will be missed by many," WisDOT posted on Facebook.
According to a GoFundMe, Stainbrook has been hospitalized in the ICU in Wisconsin Rapids since Oct. 27. He was then placed in a coma and put on a respirator before his passing, the GoFundMe page says.
The GoFundMe can be found here.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said the state has lost a true public servant.
"With two decades of dedicated service to his community and the state of Wisconsin, his loss is felt deeply by all those who knew and worked with him,” said Gov. Evers. “Dan was a part of our team, and Kathy and I extend our deepest condolences to Dan’s family and loved ones as well as his colleagues in the Wisconsin State Patrol and Department of Transportation during this incredibly challenging time.”
Gov. Evers said an executive order will be issued to lower the U.S. and Wisconsin flags to honor Master Trooper Stainbrook when funeral arrangements have been made.