Cory Barr, Administrative Captain | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Fire & Rescue
10 July 2018 - Sun Prairie, WI (Last Alarm)
Captain Cory Barr of the Sun Prairie WI Fire Department died in the line of duty July 10, 2018.
Captain Barr was injured at the scene of an explosion and subsequent fire in downtown Sun Prairie that destroyed a number of downtown building as well as The Barr House a popular restaurant and bar owned by Cory Barr and his wife.
Captain Barr was a dedicated member of the Sun Prairie WI Fire Department for 16 years..
This scholarship was established by in Cory's memory. Cory is an alum of our 2016 Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic and is the first alum of our organization that has died in the line of duty.
Captain Barr's Memorial Scholarship was established after the conclusion of our 2018 Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic. Therefore, no applications were received and the scholarship was not awarded in 2018
The formal announcement and presentation of the plaque in Captain Barr's honor was held in March of 2019 at Headquarters & Station 1 for Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue. This was just weeks before our 2019 Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic. Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue's Chief of Department will select the first recipient for Captain Barr's Memorial School from his organization for our 2020 Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic.
The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inaugural award to be moved to 2021. Awarded to Cory's agency, Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue.
City of Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue
(Sun Prairie, Wisconsin)
Captain Cory Barr (Right) after graduation from the 2016 Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic
Our thoughts and prayers remain each and every day with Captain Barr's wife, twin daughters, parents,sister, brother, father and mother-in-law three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, his brothers and sister of Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue, and those he served though-out his career of service. They have and will continue to remain a part of our family.
Family, Honor, Respect, and Compassion
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