Tyler leaves legacy of safety

We knew Mike Tyler, we just didn't know him as well as most people in the Appleton community and throughout the fire departments that stretch across this county.

Tyler, 67, died Oct. 20. He had served as the chief of the Appleton Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. He's been credited for taking that department to new levels with additional substations and another in the works.

As we talked to other fire chiefs around the county, we learned that Tyler not only took Appleton to a new level in fire protection, he helped most all of the other volunteer fire departments get to a new level as we...

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