Sheriff: Fond du Lac Senator Rick Gudex died from self-inflicted gun shot

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Condolences have been pouring in from lawmakers on both sides for the aisle for Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), who has died at age 48.

There has been a breaking news report regarding his death.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s department reports:

State Sen. Rick Gudex, a Republican from Fond du Lac, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Fond du Lac County sheriff’s department said Wednesday. He was 48.

The sheriff’s department said his body was discovered around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in the town of Eden. The preliminary investigation concluded that Gudex died of what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the chest. Toxicology results were pending, the sheriff’s department said.

Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle put politics aside Wednesday to remember him.

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