Freeport Rural Fire Loses 30 Year Lieutenant, Eric Kohlbauer

Freeport, Illinois – The Freeport Rural Department, with great sorrow announced earlier today that Lieutenant Eric Kohlbauer passed away in a Line of Duty Death.

All that has been released at this time is the incident happened during training the evening of July 12, 2016.

Eric was a 30 year member and Lieutenant at the Freeport Rural Station 2 location.

The Freeport Rural Department stated that Eric will be forever missed by those on the department. End of Watch 7/12/16 – Rest easy Brother

Our thoughts go out to all the family and friends who knew Eric all are asked to keep the Kohlbauer family in your thoughts and prayers.



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