Wisconsin's Congressional delegation is introducing a bill to rename the Sun Prairie Post Office building for the late Fire Captian Cory Barr.
Barr is credited with evacuating more than 100 people from a downtown Sun Prairie building in July 2018 after it exploded from a natural gas leak. The blast leveled most of a city block, including the Barr House restaurant which Cory and his wife Abby owned.
Barr died in the blast, which also seriously injured another firefighter. If approved, the building would officially be named the "Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building.”
“Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives. His public service should be honored and his commitment to the safety of his neighbors and the community will always be remembered,” said Senator Baldwin in a press release. “Captain Barr is a hero and I’m proud to do right by him and his family by designating this Sun Prairie building in his name.”