Procession for Fallen Appleton Firefighter Passes Through Area
Photo: Fire departments from Lomira, Brownsville and Campbellsport along with the Lomira Police Department show support for the fallen firefighter. Picture courtesy of the Lomira Police Department’s Facebook page.
Police and fire departments from around the area along
with local residents lined the overpasses along Interstate 41 this morning as a
processional bringing the body of a fallen Appleton firefighter made its way
back to the Fox Valley from Milwaukee. The 14-year veteran of the fire
department died at a hospital Wednesday night after being shot while on the
scene of a medical emergency in the city around 5:30 pm Wednesday. Three others
were shot, including an Appleton Police officer. The procession made its way
through the Fond du Lac area close to mid-day today, as it went from the
Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office to the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel
Funeral Chapel in Appleton.