GO-FUND-ME FOR FALLEN APPLETON FIREFIGHTER

A GO-FUND-ME PAGE HAS BEEN SET UP FOR THE APPLETON FIREFIGHTER WHO TRAGICALLY LOST HIS LIFE IN THE LINE OF DUTY. FIREFIGHTER MITCHELL LUNDGAARD WAS A 14 YEAR VETERAN OF THE DEPARTMENT AND LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND 3 CHILDREN. ALL THE DONATIONS FROM THE GO-FUND-ME WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING LUNDGAARD’S WIFE AND CHILDREN. FIREFIGHTER LUNDGAARD WAS KILLED WEDNESDAY EVENING AFTER RESPONDING TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT THE TRANSIT CENTER IN DOWNTOWN APPLETON. THE 47-YEAR OLD MALE, WHO FIRST RESPONDERS HAD BEEN ASSISTING, APPARENTLY REVEALED A HANDGUN AND THAT’S WHEN A SHOOTOUT BEGAN. FIREFIGHTER LUNDGAARD, AN APPLETON POLICE OFFICER, A FEMALE BYSTANDER, AND THE 47-YEAR OLD SHOOTER WERE ALL SHOT DURING THE INCIDENT. LUNDGAARD AND THE SHOOTER DIED FROM THEIR INJURIES, THE APPLETON POLICE OFFICER AND FEMALE BYSTANDER WERE TRANSPORTED TO LOCAL HOSPITALS AND ARE IN STABLE CONDITIONS. DONATIONS TO THE LUNDGAARD FAMILY CAN BE MADE HERE:

https://www.gofundme.com/afd-mitch-lundgaard-family-fund

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Less Than Compelling

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Open Week

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