Fredericksburg Fire Department captain dies in crash in West Texas; city honors him with procession

Stacy Kuhlmann began his career in 1990 with the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department

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SAN ANTONIO – A captain with the Fredericksburg Fire Department and EMS died in a car crash in West Texas last week, according to media reports.

Captain Stacy Kuhlmann, a lifelong Fredericksburg resident, died on Friday at the age of 53.

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The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post reported that Kuhlmann was involved in a one-vehicle crash near Ozona.

A procession escorting his remains to Fredericksburg took place on Tuesday evening. A funeral service will be held on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg.

The family is asking anyone who wants to give contributions to make them to the Paige Kuhlmann College Fund at Security State Bank and Trust, Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, or the charity of their choice.

According to the fire department, Kuhlmann began his career in 1990 as a volunteer with the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department.

“He gained full-time employment with Fredericksburg Fire EMS in 2002. He held numerous certifications and was also an instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service,” the department said in a Facebook post.

He was also married with two children, his obituary states.

Videos posted on social media showed people lining up along the streets of Fredericksburg to pay their respects as his remains were returned.


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