WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) introduced legislation that would rename the U.S. Post Office in Appleton in honor of Officer Mitchell Lundgaard, a member of the Appleton Fire Department who was tragically killed in the line of duty while responding to an emergency medical call in 2019.
The post office, located at 410 West Franklin Street, would become the “Mitchell F. Lundgaard Post Office,” and serve as a way to honor Lundgaard’s distinguished career and leadership within the Appleton community.
“Officer Lundgaard was a hero in every sense of the word and he deserves to be remembered as such,” said Rep. Gallagher. “While no gesture can truly honor his sacrifice, renaming the Appleton Post Office in his name is a small way to ensure his years of service to the Appleton community are not forgotten. I look forward to working with the Appleton Fire Department, the Lundgaard family, and my colleagues to ensure that the Mitchell F. Lundgaard Post Office becomes a reality.”
“Growing up I remember seeing post offices named after astronauts or distinguished members of the military. Seeing Mitch’s name here in Appleton is an amazing way to recognize the life and sacrifice made by our local hero,” said Appleton Fire Chief Jeremy Hansen.
Lundgaard was a Green Bay native and Green Bay Southwest High School graduate. He served with the Appleton Fire Department for 14 years, where he achieved the rank of Driver Engineer, and was a leader both within the Appleton Fire Department and the Appleton community.
Lundgaard was a fitness and golf enthusiast, and a fan of the Packers and Brewers. He is survived by his wife, Lindsey, and their three sons.
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