Remembrance set for fallen Sun Prairie firefighter

Published: Jul. 12, 2018 at 11:55 AM CDT
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The community is gathering to pay its respects Saturday morning before the funeral for fallen firefighter Capt. Cory Barr.

Members of the public who wish to attend the remembrance are asked to enter Sun Prairie High School's main entrance, 888 Grove Street, by 10 a.m.

By 8:30 Saturday morning, there were already at least 100 people lined up at the high school waiting to pay their respects. Volunteers from the school were on-hand directing traffic. Officials also tell NBC15 that the service will be aired on a large screen outside the high school for the public to watch.

The funeral services for Barr begin at 11 a.m., and will be closed to the public. UW Medflight will be doing a flyover as the procession begins after the ceremony.

A private visitation was held for family and friends Friday evening at the Tuschen Newcomer Funeral Home. Fire trucks from across the state will then follow Capt. Barr's family to the funeral home.

Capt. Barr died from his injuries after responding to an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, July 10. Barr was a firefighter for 15 years. He was captain of the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department and owner of The Barr House, which was leveled in the explosion. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.