MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Office of Crime Victim Services have been assisting a large coalition of area law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, crime victim professionals and local leaders at the scene of a devastating Sun Prairie explosion and fire since late yesterday, Tuesday, July 10. Tragically, a Sun Prairie volunteer firefighter lost his life while protecting his community. Attorney General Brad Schimel released the following statement after learning of the community’s loss.
“My team at Wisconsin DOJ joins all Wisconsin citizens and first responders in mourning the loss of one of our courageous firefighters. This tragedy is a heartbreaking reminder that those who rush into danger to protect the public put their lives on the line for us every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with this brave public servant’s family and all of his colleagues in fire service.”