Who is Joseph Stothert? Joseph Stothert Bio/Wiki
According to authorities, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s husband, Dr. Joe Stothert AKA Joseph Stothert, was found dead at the couple’s home on Friday.
The Omaha World-Herald announced that police received a call about a shooting at the couple’s home at 1:53 p.m. CT. The Omaha Police Department said in a news release that officers discovered a deceased person at the house, later identified as Joseph Stothert.
My deepest condolences and prayers to Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and her family. pic.twitter.com/qRI1Y69EXv
— Greg Wagner (@NEOutdoorGuy) March 6, 2021
He was 72 years old.
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In a statement, the mayor’s office said, “It is with great sadness today that we share the tragic loss of Joe Stothert with family, friends, and our loving community, Joe’s dedication and affection for everyone he cared for serve as a bright light of human kindness for all of us to follow. Our family asks for your prayers at this very difficult time. We will need them. We also ask for privacy so our family may grieve and remember an extraordinary and caring husband, father, and grandfather.”
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According to KETV, Stothert was a critical care surgery specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center. For more than 47 years, he has been a practicing physician.
According to the mayor’s website, he and Jean Stothert had been married for 40 years. They have three grandchildren and two children.
Mayor Stothert’s office issues family statement regarding the death of Dr. Joseph “Joe” Stothert. pic.twitter.com/hw26OlZDY4
— Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) March 5, 2021
According to the Omaha World-Herald, one of the surgeons who handled Fred Wilson, who survived a 2007 mass shooting at Omaha’s Von Maur department store despite losing three-quarters of his blood, was Joseph Stothert.
BREAKING NEWS OUT OF OMAHA: 3 News Now received confirmation that Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s husband was found dead at their home earlier this afternoon. Police were called to the residence after reports of a shooting.
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— Ruta Ulcinaite KMTV (@RutaUlcinaite) March 5, 2021
He was also the medical director of the Omaha Fire Department’s paramedic training program for 18 years, according to the newspaper.
My heart goes out to Mayor Jean Stothert and her family.
Nobody deserves this no matter what.
Rest in Peace Dr. Joseph Stothert.
— Jaden Perkins🌹 (@real_jperkins) March 6, 2021