- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ALLOUEZ, Wis. (AP) - A Green Bay firefighter who died in the line of duty nearly 125 years ago has finally received a graveside tribute.

Hans Hanson was the first Green Bay firefighter to die while on duty. He was killed during his first day on the job back in 1892.

WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/2ad9UwI ) reports that through research, it was discovered that Hanson was buried in an unmarked grave and had not received full fire department honor.

So on Monday, firefighters and others gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery in Allouez (AL’-oh-way) to give Hanson proper burial rites and honor him with a gravestone.

Hanson is one of nine Green Bay firefighters that have lost their lives in the line of duty.


Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com

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