Merrill police officer dies from 'medical complications'

Correction: A previous version of this story misclassified the officer's death.

MERRILL – A three-year veteran of the city's police department died from "medical complications" in an active duty death, the department announced Tuesday.

Officer Riley Kurtz was a veteran of both the Merill and Kronenwetter police departments, Merrill Police Chief Corey Bennett said in a statement.

In a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon, the Kronenwetter Police Department posted Kurtz was a "great officer and an even better person."

Bennett asked for continued prayers for Kurtz's family.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

This article originally appeared on Wausau Daily Herald: Merrill police officer dies from 'medical complications' in active duty death