Fire departments from around wisconsin are honoring captain truman.
They were there today as he was brought back to his home community of lake mills.... that's where news threes rose schmidt joins us live.
The processsion started at the medical examiner's office and ended here at this funeral home.
When captain truman's body arrived... his family, friends and firefighters from throughout wisconsin were here to honor him for his service and sacrifice.
((( , "nats fire engines "))) (((5:32 " i'm sure that every firefighter in this department is affected because chris was just that tpe of a person, everybody loved the guy he was just unbelieveable 42.... it was a pleasure serving with him 45"))) ((( , "nats "))) (((0:30 " he was coming out to my house that night when we got the call.
It's been difficult 41"))) ((( , "nats "))) (((6:11 " he was more than a fireman, i mean he was a great firefighter but he was just a great person 6:16"))) ((( , "nats "))) ((2:03 " the fact that he died helping someone actually means a lot to me because it exemplifies who he was and what he was about 2:17 i think that's a snapshot of his entire being is helping someone else out and giving the ultimate sacrifice 32"))) ((( , "nats "))) (((1:29 "dealing with the public when we're responding to their crisis their time of need the last person on the truck would be captain truman 1:41 "))) ((( , "nats "))) (nats: thank you for being here to bring chris home))) the whole fire department stressed how much captain truman cared about the fire service and wanted to train to become better.
They say his loss creates a void in lake mills.
Rose schmidt live in lake mills tonight... thank you.
As we learn more about captain truman... his lagacy... and the man arrested for the crash..
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