Governor Walker orders flags flown at half-staff for Captain Cory Barr

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Photo: Michael Holzworth(WNDU)
Published: Jul. 12, 2018 at 5:56 PM CDT
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Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Sun Prairie Fire Department Captain Cory Barr until sunset on July 14, according to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

Executive Order

was put in place by Gov. Walker following Barr's death while responding to a gas leak in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening.

"Captain Cory Barr was heroic in his actions, responding to the gas leak while off-duty to evacuate residents and bystanders from the area, helping countless others in the face of imminent danger; and leaves behind a legacy of selflessness, service and commitment to his community, marked by 15 years of service with the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department," the Executive Order said.

Governor Walker also released the following statement recognizing Captain Barr.

"Captain Cory Barr dedicated his life to protecting his community. Cory’s memory and legacy of selflessness and service will live on through his wife, daughters, and the members of his crew. Tonette and I have Cory’s family, his crew, and all those injured and affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers."