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Wisconsin mourns the loss of Appleton firefighter killed in the line of duty

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Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:45s

Wisconsin mourns the loss of Appleton firefighter killed in the line of duty

The entire state of Wisconsin is mourning the loss of Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard, who was shot and killed while responding to a medical emergency Wednesday night.

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Wisconsin mourns the loss of Appleton firefighter killed in the line of duty

NOW AT 4:30 - THE ENTIRE STATEOF WISCONSIN MOURNING THE LOSSOF FIREFIGHTER MITCHELLLUNDGAARD... SHOT AND KILLEDWHILE RESPONDING TO A MEDICALEMERGENCY IN APPLETON LASTNIGHT.FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUTáOURá AREA ARE STEPPING-UP TOHELP ANY WAY THEY CAN.THEYMADE SURE EMERGENCY RESPONDERSFILLED EVERY OVERPASS BETWEENHERE AND APPLETON FOR THEPROCESSION OF LUNDGAARD'S BODYTO AND FROM THE MILWAUKEECOUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'SOFFICE.To show solidarity, show thatwe're one.THEY STOOD ONBRIDGES OVER HIGHWAY 41 INSILENCE... AS THEIR FALLENCOMRADE WAS BROUGHT TOMILWAUKEE FOR AN AUTOPSY.

Tolet that family know, theAppleton family know we'rewith them.APPLETONFIREFIGHTER... MITCHELLLUNDGAARD... A 14-YEAR-VETERAN... WAS SHOT AND KILEDWHILE RESPONDING TO A MEDICALEMERGENCY LAST NIGHT.

TWOOTHERS, INCLUDING A POLICEOFFICER, WERE ALSO SHOT... BUTSURVIVED.INVESTIGATORS SAY THESUSPECTED SHOOTER IS DEAD.

Wenever want news like this -something like this though -we hear about firefightersfighting a fire ((, or doing-)) this was an everydayemergency call.

They werecalled to take care ofsomebody that summoned themfor help and no one expectsthis.

NORTH SHORE FIRE-RESCUECAPTAIN DAN TYK SAYS EVERYFIREFIGHTER IS TRAINED INSURVEYING SCENES FOR THEIR OWNSAFETY WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE.We look out for each other andtry to have completesituational awareness, butunfortunately, you can't beprepared for everything.

Ourheads really need to be on aswivel - unfortunately - sotrue - you can' take anyday/job for granted - No,anybody, I would tell peoplein any job... give those givethose kids a hug tell them youlove them.

THE SHOWING OFSUPPORT FOR APPLETON CONTINUESTO GROW ON SOCIAL MEDIA...WHERE MANY PEOPLE ANDDEPARTMENTS ARE CHANGING THEIRPHOTO TO THIS... FOR A LIFETAKEN TOO SOON... WHILE ONLYTRYI

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