Death of Wis. FF under homicide investigation

Christopher Lalor, a 21-year veteran of the Racine Fire Department, was found dead in his home

By Rachel Engel

RACINE, Wis. — The death of a Racine firefighter is under investigation as a homicide.

First responders were called to the home of a man who was not breathing. Upon arrival, it was determined the patient, Racine Fire Department Firefighter Christopher Lalor, was deceased, FOX 6 reported

No details were shared about the cause of death or what led to the decision to investigate the incident as a homicide.

Racine Mayor Cory Mason said the loss was profound.

“It hits especially close to home,” Racine Mayor Cory Mason said. “Obviously, our hearts go out to his family, but also to his firefighting colleagues who are like family. They spend a lot of time with each other in close proximity, in training with each other.”

The mayor said the city is providing mental health resources to members of the police and fire departments in the wake of the tragedy.

“They’re, of course, professional about it, but we’re also concerned about them and we make sure they have resources available to make sure everyone’s OK,” he said.

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