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Authorities identify Appleton firefighter killed in shooting

Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4
Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 02:09s

Authorities identify Appleton firefighter killed in shooting

The firefighter killed after a shooting in downtown Appleton on Wednesday has been identified as Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard.

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Authorities identify Appleton firefighter killed in shooting

RIGHT NOW AT FIVE: SUPPORTFROM ALL OVER THE STATE...POURING IN FOR THE APPLETONFIRE DEPARTMENT... THATTRAGICALLY LOST ONE OF ITSOWN.

FIREFIGHTER MITCHELLLUNDGAARD, A 14-YEAR MEMBER OFTHE DEPARTMENT, WAS SHOT ANDKILLED LAST NIGHT WHILEHELPING ON A MEDICAL CALL ATTHE APPLETON VALLEY TRANSITSTATION.(("Mitch was... Mitch wasmarried with three young kids.Please keep them in yourthoughts and prayers at thisdifficult time."THE MAN HE WAS HELPING IS THEONE ALLEGED TO HAVE PULLED AGUN.

HE ALSO DIED AS A RESULTOF THE SHOOTING.

A FEMALEBYSTANDER AND AN APPLETONPOLICE OFFICER WERE ALSO HITBY GUNFIRE.

SHAUN GALLAGHERNOW... ON A COMMUNITY INMOURNING.Shaun introoutside offirestation one, a memorialcontinues to grow.

Thecommunity coming together tohonor fallen hero mitchlundgaard.

THE PROCESSION MADEITS WAY THROUGH THDRIVINGRAIN.UP THE FREEWAY FROMMILWAUKEE TO APPLETON.SEEMINGLY EVERY OVERPASS WITHEMERGENCY VEHICLES THERE TOHONOR THEIR FALLEN BROTHER.chief jeremy hansen - appletonfd140239wednesday evening welost our brother, firefightermitchell lundgaard.

.LUNDGAARDWAS A 14-YEAR VETERAN OF THEAPPLETON FIRE DEPARTMENT.

HEIS A HUSBANAND FATHER OFTHREE YOUNG KIDS.

AND ABELOVED HERO OF THE APPLETONCOMMUNITY.

WHO LINED THESTREETS AS HIS PROCESSION CAMETHROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

Jeannevanden boogaard - appleton125700very somber.

Very humblefor the great people we havetaking care of our cities anddoing things we need them todo..JEANNE VANDEN BOOGAARDWANTED TO HONOR LUNDGAARD THISMORNING.SO SHE BROUGHT HER 4-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER.STANDING AT ATTENTION.WAVINGAN AMERICAN FLAG.TO RESPECTTHIS FIREFIGHTER'S SERVICE.vanden boogaard125720weexplained to her, he's up inheaven now and was doing agood deed for us.

We know he'sat peace and hope good thingshappen from this.

Shaun TagTHERE ARE NO DETAILS YET ONFUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FORFIREFIGHTER LUNDGAARD.

THECITY IS WAITING FOR THE FAMILYTO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANTTHE SERVICES TO BE PUBLIC ORPRIVATE.IN APPLETON, SG,TMJ-4.

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