La Crosse homicide victim’s father remembers his son
19-year-old Anthony Fimple remembered as "a kind and compassionate young man"
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -
Family members of the 19-year-old shot at a La Crosse bar during the weekend are remembering their loved one as a kind and compassionate young man.
Anthony Fimple died Saturday evening after being shot while serving as the door host at Twisted Moose.
Gus Fimple says his son regularly helped his neighbors and worked summers on the Mayor’s Crew for WisCorps.
He was enrolled in delayed entry for the U.S. Navy and was due to ship out for boot camp on August 26.
Gus Fimple wrote, “Anthony was one of the good ones, he was the best of us. Please encourage your audience to take a moment to tell their families how much you care for them, and to always be kind.”
His full statement is below:
“My name is Gus Fimple, [Saturday] night my family and I said goodbye to our son, Anthony Fimple. Anthony was gunned down while doing his job as a door host at Twisted Moose in downtown La Crosse.
Anthony was a kind and compassionate young man, to say we are devastated by his passing doesn't seem like enough.
Anthony was only nineteen years old. He regularly donated blood at the American Red Cross, as well as his time helping the folks in our neighborhood with things around the house. Anthony worked summers on the Mayor’s Crew for WisCorps and he was going to follow in my footsteps in joining the U.S. Navy. He was enrolled in delayed entry and was due to ship out for boot camp on August 26th.
The outpouring of support from our family, friends, and community has touched us greatly.
To the First Responders and the entire medical team at Gundersen Health, my family and I offer our sincere thanks. It was clear almost from the beginning of this ordeal that Anthony would not survive his injuries, but the professionalism and dedication of the entire GHS staff ensured that Anthony will continue to have an impact on the lives of others as an organ donor.
We also want to thank the La Crosse Police Department for their clear communication and quick action during this ordeal and for posting an officer with Anthony until the very end.
Anthony was one of the good ones, he was the best of us. Please encourage your audience to take a moment to tell their families how much you care for them, and to always be kind.”
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