Funeral held for fallen Lake Mills fire captain
LAKE MILLS, WI (CBS 58) -- A funeral was held Sunday for the Lake Mills firefighter killed while helping a driver who had lost control of her vehicle during a snow storm on New Year's Eve.
Captain Christopher Truman was remembered as a great firefighter and friend.
His services were held at Lake Mills High School.
Those who spoke during the ceremony cried and laughed as they shared stories about Truman, a man they said would do anything to help someone.
"He loved all people. He did his best to go outside the normal realm for people to help them out to assist them in any way possible," said Rev. Dave Sobek, a Lake Mills firefighter and chaplain for the department.
In addition to several speakers, there was a final radio call for Truman.
"When you hear that name called and know there won’t be a response. That’s tough," said Sobek.
"It’s amazing that his life could be honored in this way. Not only the sacrifice that brought us all here, the fact that he was much more than just a firefighter," said Lake Mills Police Chief Mick Selck, who spoke at Truman's funeral.
"To stand up there and look around the room and see all those other people who selflessly were here today to honor him it means a lot."