My name is Deputy Mathias Zinnen #11275 with the Racine County Sheriff's Office and this fundraiser is to help support the family of Deputy Joshua Laforge #11274 with the Racine County Sheriff's Office.
As most of you may know, on 7-4-23 Joshua Laforge, only 41 years old, was tragically lost to a sudden medical event, leaving behind his wife of over 19 years and their three children. Josh has served his community as a law enforcement officer for over 18 years with both the City of Racine Police Department and the Racine County Sheriff's Office.
I have personally known Josh for the last 14 years, ever since I joined him at the Racine Police Department where he served as my first Field Training Officer. I had the wonderful opportunity to see his family grow with the birth of his twin boys and his daughter. I am proud to call Josh a friend and not just a co-worker. Nothing will ever replace the memories I have of golfing, fishing, getting our families together at the lake, and countless other experiences.
Every penny raised from these efforts will go directly to Josh's wife and children to help support them through these difficult times.
Should you wish to contribute directly to Josh’s family the Deputy Joshua Laforge Memorial Fund has been established through Community State Bank. Donations can be made in person at any Community State Bank branch or you can send a check to:
Community State Bank
1500 Main St
Union Grove WI 53182
Thank you for your support of Deputy Joshua Laforge and his family.