“Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Baldwin to honor Fire Captain Cory James Barr, a first responder who was killed by an explosion while responding to the July 2018 natural gas leak in Sun Prairie. Captain Barr is credited with evacuating more than 100 people from the building.
“Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives. Captain Barr is a hero and I am proud that we are honoring his public service and commitment to protecting others by officially designating the Sun Prairie building in his name,” said Senator Baldwin. “I’m pleased that our legislation has passed the Senate and I look forward to its passage in the House so it can be signed into law by the President.”
The legislation, introduced by Senators Baldwin and Ron Johnson in April, designates the post office at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building.” The entire Wisconsin Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, introduced companion legislation in the House.