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WATCH: Funeral for fallen Appleton firefighter Mitch Lundgaard

Posted: 5:52 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 10:21:18-04
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APPLETON, Wis. — The community of Appleton is saying goodbye to a firefighter killed in the line of duty.

A procession honoring Mitch Lundgaard wound through Appleton on Monday, starting at a funeral home and ending at Appleton Alliance Church, where a visitation was planned. Lundgaard will be taken back to the funeral home following the 6 p.m. service, which is not open to the public.

The husband and father of three was killed in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and a Wausau man who also died in the exchange of gunfire.

Lundgaard was the first Appleton firefighter in 86 years to die in the line of duty.

The GoFundMe for Mitch Lundgaard can be found here .

The Associated Press contributed to this report.