Mitchell F. Lundgaard, Firefighter

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On May 15, 2019, firefighters from the Appleton Fire Department, the Appleton Police Department, and the Gold Cross Ambulance Crew, responded to a medical emergency at the Valley Transit Center in downtown Appleton, WI.  While treating the patient, the situation escalated into shots being fired, striking Firefighter Lundgaard, a police officer, and a bystander.  Aid was immediately rendered to Firefighter Lundgaard and he was rushed to the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, WI.  Despite all life-saving efforts, Lundgaard passed away from the injuries he sustained from the shooting.  Investigation into the incident continues.

Department information

Appleton Fire Department
700 N Drew ST
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

Chief: Jeremy Hansen

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 36
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 15, 2019 17:30
Date of death: May 15, 2019
Cause of death: Assault
Nature of death: Violence
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Public Assembly