Former Wis. student receives reduced sentence for ‘well-planned attack’ on SRO

Prosecutors sought at least 20 years in prison for the former student who stabbed the officer in the neck with a barbecue fork multiple times

By Bill Carey 
Police1 Staff  

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced for his violent attack on a school liaison officer in 2019 when he was then 16 years old. 

A jury convicted Grant Fuhrman of attempted first-degree intentional homicide after attacking Officer Wissink, Fox 11 reported. Fuhrman confronted Wissink with an "edged weapon" in the officer's office. 

"What Grant did has changed me physically and mentally for the rest of my life, and not for the better," Wissink said in court during the sentencing phase. "This was going to be a murderous rampage. This was a well-thought-out, well-planned attack in which he used our good relationship to take advantage of me," he said. 

Fox News reported that Fuhrman stabbed Wissink multiple times in the neck with a barbecue fork. Wissink shot him during the struggle. 

"I lost a career I loved, and was not ready to leave," said Wissink. "Seven surgeries and a year of physical therapy, I will never have full use of my arm or hand, I had to relearn and still struggle with simple tasks like tying my shoes and buttoning my shirts." 

Prosecutors asked for Fuhrman to be sentenced to 20-25 years in prison, with 20 years extended supervision. Fuhrman was sentenced to 17 years in prison with 10 years of extended supervision. 


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