Weekend visitations, memorial service to honor Lake Mills firefighter

Christoper Truman/Photo Credit: Facebook page for City of Lake Mills Fire Department
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LAKE MILLS, Wis. (WMTV)--- A public visitation will take place on Saturday and Sunday to honor Captain Christopher Truman in Lake Mills.

Daniel A. Drescher, a spokesperson with the City of Lake Mills, said the visitation will take place at Lake Mills High School from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. An emergency member fly-by salute will happen starting at 5:00 p.m. In the fly-by, emergency personnel in uniform will walk in a single file line past the casket.

Drescher said on Sunday, a second visitation will take place at the high school from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 3:00 p.m.

He said overflow parking and shuttle service will be available to attendees of both visitations and memorial service.

The Monona Police Department said Christopher Truman pulled over and was helping a driver in a car that crashed on the eastbound side of the Beltline near Monona Drive on Monday evening. While Truman was assisting the driver, another vehicle hit him. He died from his injuries.

Truman was a firefighter for 13 years. The last eight years he was a captain with the Lake Mills Fire Department. Before that he worked for the Cambridge Fire Department.

Truman's body is also being guarded 24 hours a day by fire fighters, who are taking shifts until the service, according to the Lake Mills fire chief.