APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Residents of a Wisconsin city are saying goodbye to a firefighter killed in the line of duty.
A procession honoring Mitch Lundgaard wound through Appleton on Monday, starting at a funeral home and ending at Appleton Alliance Church, where a visitation was planned. Lundgaard will be taken back to the funeral home following the 6 p.m. service, which is not open to the public.
Lundgaard's family released a statement saying the "outpouring of support" from the community in the past week "has been astonishing to us."
The husband and father of three was killed in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and a Wausau man who also died in the exchange of gunfire.
Lundgaard was the first Appleton firefighter in 86 years to die in the line of duty.