Firefighter identified after being killed in Appleton shooting

Firefighter identified after being killed in Appleton shooting

Firefighter identified after being killed in Appleton shooting

The firefighter later died at a local hospital'.

A female bystander and an Appleton police officer were also hit.

First responders in Milwaukee stood united with the Appleton Fire Department as the firefighter's body was transported from Appleton to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office early Thursday, and then back to Appleton following the autopsy.

Emergency vehicles escorted the firefighter's body in a flag-draped coffin to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.

The procession route traveled east along College Avenue through downtown Appleton, turns north on Drew Street, past Fire Station 1, then west on Hancock Street and south on Oneida Street to Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel. Firefighters with their truck lights flashing positioned themselves on interstate overpasses as the procession passed by on the way to an Appleton funeral home.

A Wisconsin firefighter responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot and three others were wounded, including a police officer, according to reports. Police have not confirmed that anyone is in custody but say there is no longer a threat to the area.

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A Wisconsin firefighter was killed in a shooting while responding to a medical call.

'One of the other people shot was an Appleton police officer who is recovering in a local hospital.

The Green Bay Police Department is leading the investigation into Wednesday's shooting.

His name has not been publicly released, but in a statement it was revealed that the firefighter had been with the department for 14 years. "So we're just happy we could get them there and get them the medical attention they needed", she said.

Police are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting. Authorities have so far provided few details about the incident and the conditions of the injured, but planned a news conference for Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters lined the streets to honor the fallen hero during an overnight procession.

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