Funeral procession for New Carlisle firefighter

Photo courtesy New Carlisle Fire Dept.

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — A funeral procession is planned to honor a northern Indiana firefighter killed when a roof collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire.

A funeral service is scheduled Monday morning for 41-year-old Jamie Middlebrook at Bethel College in Mishawaka. Middlebrook was the city of New Carlisle’s assistant fire chief. He died last Tuesday night when a roof collapsed on him as he was helping set up a hose inside K-Fex Excavating and Trucking outside New Carlisle, about 15 miles west of South Bend.

After Monday’s funeral service, there will be a funeral procession to New Carlisle Cemetery.

State and federal investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.

The fire department is inviting supporters to donate to the Middlebrook family at 1st Source Bank.


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