Two months after their captain's death, Lake Mills fire department keeps memory alive

  • Source: WISC-TV Channel Madison
  • Published: 03/07/2019 08:05 PM

A man accused of killing a Lake Mills firefighter was officially charged in Dane County Court Thursday. Originally, Cremers was arrested on a tentative charge of homicide by drunken driving. He blew a .079 during a breathalyzer test, which is below Wisconsin’s legal limit to drive. Cremers is now charged with knowingly operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Cremers hit fire Capt. Chris Truman on the beltline New Year’s Eve. Truman had exited his vehicle to help a driver who was stranded due to the snowy conditions. In the two months since Truman’s death, Lake Mills Fire Chief Todd Yandre said the department has taken steps to move forward including group counseling. “Each of the individuals is handling it a little differently,” Yandre said. “There are a number of triggers or things that make you think of Chris.” Yandre didn't want to comment on the case but said the department works hard to keep Truman’s memory alive. Truman’s locker is still up in the station. The Lake Mills fire department is currently fundraising to get a K-9 that will be named Truman.


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