It is the duty of the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office (FDL MEO) to determine the cause and manner of death in those deaths that fall under our legal jurisdiction (as outlined in WI State Statute 979.01), to document the circumstances and facts related to those deaths and to preserve evidence, as it relates to the deceased.
The Medical Examiner’s Office achieves these goals by applying their knowledge and experience in the field of death investigation and forensic pathology to the performance of comprehensive, professional investigations. Through the identification, documentation and accurate interpretation of relevant forensic scientific information, the Medical Examiner’s Office clarifies the circumstances surrounding these deaths and may provide information for use in criminal and civil litigation. This information may also serve to protect public health and safety by identifying contagious diseases; by identifying environmental hazards in the workplace, home, and community; and, by tracking local mortality trends (trends in homicides, suicides, motor vehicle fatalities, drug and alcohol related deaths, etc.).
The Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office is also committed to providing professional services to other Wisconsin counties through the performance of forensic autopsies, assistance with training and education, and consultation on medicolegal issues. It is a goal of the office to be an active force in standardizing, improving and professionalizing death investigation in the state of Wisconsin.
How to Contact Us
134 Western Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Our offices are located one block west of the FDL County Sheriff’s Office and County/City Government Building, between Military Road and Main Street.
(920)929-3366 Office Phone
While the FDL County Medical Examiner’s Office has death investigators on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the office building’s hours of operation are:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except for official county holidays.