Cory Barr, Administrative Captain | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Fire & Rescue
10 July 2018 - Sun Prairie, WI (Last Alarm)
Captain Barr, 34, a sixteen year veteran of the Sun Prairie Fire Department (Wisconsin) died in the line of duty from injuries sustained while operating at the scene of an explosion and subsequent fire in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, located 12 miles east of City of Madison (the states capitol) that also destroyed The Barr House a wildly popular local restaurant and bar owned by Captain Barr and his wife. Captain Barr is survived by his wife, twin daughters, parents,sister, brother, father and mother-in-law three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and his brothers and sisters at Sun Prairie Fire Department.
This scholarship has been established by Honor Guard Clinic's and School's 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. We are honored to have had the chance to know Cory and be a part of his life and assist with his funeral.
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
We are still holding our 2021 events as planned. The event venues may change but will be held as planned. CDC guidelines will be followed at all events. We look forward to seeing you in April!