Did you know that every single Milwaukee Firefighter is an EMT and many are Paramedics! They go through hundreds of hours of life saving classes and refreshers to keep their skills up. ... See MoreSee Less
Appleton Firefighters have cleaned and polished Engine 9321 for the most important run that it will ever make. No one is ready for this call, but the time has come to take our brother home. You will never be forgotten Mitch! ... See MoreSee Less
Funeral details for Line-of-duty death of Firefighter Mitchell F. Lundgaard, IAFF District 5 Local 257, Appleton, Wisconsin. Brother Lundgaard, 36, died on May 15, 2019 from a gunshot wound while responding to an emergency call.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Appleton Alliance Church, 2693 Grand Chute Blvd., Appleton, WI 54913; phone: 920-968-0700.
A private funeral service for family only will be held on May 21, 2019.
Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 257, 700 North Drew St., Appleton, WI 54911 ... See MoreSee Less
With permission from the Lundgaard family, an official donation page has been set up in Mitch’s honor. Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was killed in the line of duty on May 15, 2019 while serving his community. 100 percent of the donations received will go to support Mitch’s wife and 3 children. Do....
Today has been a difficult day. There will be many more difficult days to come, not just for our department, but for our community as well.
Today we mourn the loss of one of our own, Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard. Yesterday, at approximately 5:30pm, Appleton Police and Fire Personnel, along with Gold Cross ambulance, responded to the 100 block of E. Washington St. to assist a 47-year-old male who was arriving on a bus from out of the area. The initial report stated the male was having a medical emergency. The first responders provided initial medical assistance to the male on the bus. The male eventually left the bus and started walking towards the library. While attending to the male, believed to be from the Wausau area, the incident escalated into shots being fired.
Firefighter Lundgaard was struck by gunfire along with a female bystander, and an Appleton Police Officer. The police officer was released from the hospital earlier today. The female is in stable condition. The 47-year-old male was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
The investigation is being led by the Green Bay Police Department, with the assistance of several other state and local agencies. More information will be released on these individuals when it is available and appropriate.
A donation page has been set up to support the family of Firefighter Lundgaard. Details on how to donate will be released soon. ... See MoreSee Less