As Fond du Lac is dealing with right now, an officer killed in the line of duty is the worst nightmare for any police department.
Captain Dave Konrath of the Brown County Sheriff’s Department says a line of duty death is something every law enforcement agency prays doesn’t happen but all realize can happen.
“In this line of work, this kind of situation is an inherent risk that we have to be prepared for.”
Konrath says every department has a plan in place. Brown County’s is outlined in a line of duty death manual.
“We look at what has to be done both logistically for the funeral process, but more importantly our first line is to take care of the family. This is a tragic situation in which they are not thinking about all these things, so we have to do that for them.”
Konrath says one officer is assigned to the fallen officer’s family to make sure their wishes are carried out.