Madison resident dies after he was killed by an accidental drowning in Green Co.
On Monday morning, Evers’ office identified the man as Ben Belzer, with the governor describing the 25-year-old as “simply incomparable” and remarkably talented.”
Belzer was a special assistant to the Governor Tony Evers.
He had worked as the governor’s personal assistant since the second month of Evers’ administration.
“We are devastated by Ben’s death, and our thoughts and prayers are with Ben’s family and friends as we all mourn the loss of an exceptional young man who was taken from us far, far too soon,” Evers added.
On Monday, a preliminary autopsy from the Green County Coroner’s Office ruled that Belzer died by accidental drowning. The death remains under investigation with the Green County Coroner’s Office as additional testing is done.
Belzer death occurred on Saturday near Albany, according to the Green Co. Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said his body went into the Sugar River around 3 p.m. Search crews found is body three hours later.
Governor Tony’s Tribute
In a statement released by governor Tony said, Belzer was raised in LaCrosse and graduated from UW-Madison and has worked for Congressman Ron Kind and for Blumenfeld & Associates, LLC.
“Kathy and I and my team are stunned by the loss of Ben this past weekend. It’s unimaginable that he’s gone.
“Ben was simply incomparable. He was remarkably talented and, even at 25, thoughtful and mature beyond his years. He was exceptionally bright and inquisitive, and he had a thirst for knowledge and understanding of our state and our world. He brought out the best of us with his wit, never shying away from a laugh even in the most frustrating of times. Ben was always optimistic about how we could be part of making this world a better place. He brought an unrelenting joy and drive to his job and the work we do each day, and it resonated with every person we met, everywhere we went.
“Months ago, as we asked folks to limit their interactions to a circle of five people or less during this pandemic, and someone asked who was among my five people—Ben was. I am grateful and humbled that I had the great fortune of spending as much time with Ben as I did. I talk frequently of our Wisconsin values of kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion—Ben was truly the embodiment of these qualities. Through the most challenging of times since joining our team and especially these past few months, Ben came to work in earnest service of the people of Wisconsin and he did it with unmatched enthusiasm, grace, and humility. I could never have asked for a better partner in serving the people of our state.
“We are devastated by Ben’s death, and our thoughts and prayers are with Ben’s family and friends as we all mourn the loss of an exceptional young man who was taken from us far, far too soon.”
Ben joined the governor’s office as the governor’s personal assistant in February of 2019. He was raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and previously worked for U.S. Congressman Ron Kind and at Blumenfeld & Associates, LLC.
Gov. Tony Evers
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