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Fallen Sturgis firefighter remembered on Sept. 7

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Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 9:38 AM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - On Monday many remember the life David Fischer of Sturgis who was killed battling a fire in Tilford two years ago.

On Sept. 7, 2018, 43-year-old Staff Sgt. Fischer was hit by a piece of propane tank that exploded. The homeowner, 82-year-old Raymond Bachmeier of Tilford, also died.

Fischer was a longtime Gaurd soldier for the South Dakota National Guard and served as an assistant fire chief of the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and was a 22-year veteran of the department.

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He was a survey team member with the Rapid City-based 82nd Civil Support team with the South Dakota National Guard.

Since Fischer’s death, A couple has started a community fund to help the families of first responders in Sturgis.

The Albert and Laverne Elliott First Responders Fund at the Black Hills Area Community Foundation are named for the couple who donated $20,000 to start the fund.

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