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Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen Officer, Joseph Kurer.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

November 17, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

Officer Kurer,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

I'm very sorry for their lost, May him rest in peace, God bless all his family and make them strong , Always remember him as a hero .

Ma N Sosa Mata
student

October 8, 2021

Thank you for your service to the West Bend PD, The US Miltary and the FDL PD.

My sympathy to your immediate family and fellow officers of the FDL PD.

Retired Detective
Fond du lac PD

September 30, 2021

RIP Officer Kurer. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Fond du Lac

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 30, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer and the extended law enforcement family of the Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin.


End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Joseph J. Kurer, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Officer Kurer for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

September 28, 2021

Rest in peace, Officer Kurer. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 27, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer. Please know we are eternally grateful for Joseph’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Kurer, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Fond du Lac Police Department in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935 for Joseph’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent three Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer’s wife and parents.

Also sent to the Kurer Family from Shields of Strength is a US Army Dog Tag to honor Joseph’s career with the United States Army.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 26, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Joseph Kurer. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Kurer to this nation and the people of Wisconsin will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 25, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 25, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 25, 2021

Officer Kurer, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 25, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

September 25, 2021

RIP Joe!! You started your career as a Community Service Officer for the City of West Bend PD. It was an honor to work with you!!
Your WBPD family along with FDL will miss you dearly!!

Dispatcher Anne-Marie Hoell
West Bend Police Dept

September 24, 2021

Rest In Peace, Officer Kurer. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 24, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

September 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Kurer. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kurer Family and the Fond du Lac Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

September 24, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

September 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer! Thank you for your 3 years of service with Fond du Lac Police Department in Wisconsin. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your 2 children your parents, and your sister during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 24, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Kurer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 24, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Joseph J. Kurer.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 24, 2021

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