Dozens of law enforcement and emergency personnel in Door County came out in force Wednesday to honor one of their own who died last weekend. Door County Sheriff Deputy Timothy Fuerst, 55, passed away unexpectedly at home in Sister Bay from a sudden illness. A nearly 30-year veteran of the Door County Sheriff’s Department, Fuerst was scheduled to retire on July 1st. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says Fuerst had an incredible impact throughout the department and Door County community.
According to his obituary, Fuerst was a long-time member of the Door County SWAT team and managed the reserve deputies for many years. A graduate of Sevastopol High School, Fuerst began his career in law enforcement in Dunn County after pursuing a Police Science degree at Chippewa Valley Tech. Funeral Services were held at 6 pm Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home. You can read Tim Fuerst’s obituary here.