Firefighter killed in Appleton shooting

APPLETON (WQOW) – The Appleton Fire Department says the firefighter who was shot Wednesday night has died.

The firefighter’s name has not been released, but the statement says the firefighter had been with the department for 14 years.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter’s body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fire Chief Jeremy Hansen and Mayor Hanna will make a statement to the media on Thursday at the Appleton Police Department.

“Kathy and I send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, & colleagues of the firefighter who lost their life last night,” Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement on Twitter. “We stand with our brave first responders @appletonfire, @cityofappleton, and @AppletonPD_WI as they mourn this loss.”

“My condolences to the family and friends of the brave firefighter who lost his life in Appleton yesterday. May everyone affected by this tragedy find peace,” says Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

The firefighter, a police officer, and two others were shot at the transit center Wednesday afternoon, according to WBAY-TV.

Police say all those injured were transported to hospitals.

Photo Credit: WBAY-TV

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