Paying tribute to fallen Appleton Firefighter

Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was killed after responding to a medical call in Appleton Wis. on Wednesday

Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was killed after responding to a medical call in Appleton Wis. on Wednesday

Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department says police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call, and while they were there "the situation was very active" and there was a shooting.

"It sounded like real loud firecrackers, like consistent 'pow pow pow, ' and I was thinking it was too loud for fireworks, so I looked out the window", Appleton resident Danielle Morris told the Press-Gazette.

A man shot and killed a firefighter and seriously injured a police officer in Wisconsin after he called 911 asking for medical attention, according to police. "And another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down and I saw the shooter flee", Mourning said, according to the AP.

Police, fire and medical personnel in Appleton were called Wednesday evening to help a 47-year-old man thought to be having a medical emergency.

Lundgaard, a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, was married and had three children. Police could not confirm anyone was in custody but the said there is "no ongoing threat to the community".

"We stand with our fearless first responders.as they mourn this loss", Evers said. I heard it again.

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"I saw the guy shoot a female, and she went down", Mourning added, "and another shot was sacked, and there was another male, and he went down, and then I saw the shooter flee".

"I screamed through my house that those are gunfire and everyone get down".

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee to bring the Appleton firefighter's body to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.

Authorities said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and that funeral arrangements are pending for the firefighter.

Early Thursday morning, the lights from emergency vehicles lit the way as the fallen firefighter's body arrived in Milwaukee.

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.

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