Family of Capt. Cory Barr to be honored at Badger Football game

Published: Nov. 2, 2018 at 7:18 PM CDT
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It's been three months since the Sun Prairie explosion took the life of one of the community's finest, Fire Captain Cory Barr.

Barr was killed after a July 10 gas leak caused an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie. The explosion destroyed a city block and injured other emergency responders.

Barr left behind beautiful twin girls, and his wife Abby.

"It's a learning experience," Abby said. "The toughest part for me is the girls, and figuring out how to be a single mom essentially. "

Wisconsin Football extended a warm welcome to Abby and her daughters Aubrey and Hailey, for a tour of their facility.

The three family members were surprised on the field with a Wisconsin football jersey embroidered with Capt. Cory Barr's badge number #138 and the Sun Prairie Fire Department patch.

"My emotions are changing daily from sad to happy," Abby said while wiping a tear from her cheek.

She says she knows Cory would want her to be happy and to do everything in her power to make the girls happy too.

Wisconsin Athletics will recognize the family of Capt. Cory Barr during Wisconsin's home football game Saturday at 11 a.m. against Rutgers.

"It will be a roller coaster of emotions," Abby said.