Evers orders flags to half-staff in honor of state trooper

MADISON (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered the flags of the U.S. and Wisconsin be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a Wisconsin state trooper who died from complications of COVID-19.

Wisconsin State Patrol Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook, 42, was a 20-year veteran of the agency serving in the North Central Region.

“The state of Wisconsin lost a true public servant with the passing of Dan Stainbrook. 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 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.”

Services will be held Tuesday for Stainbrook.

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