In Memoriam: Paul D. Fleischauer

FFRF Lifetime Member Paul D. Fleischauer of Madison, Wis., died on Sept. 15, 2016, from esophageal cancer. He was born on Sept. 9, 1968, in St. Paul, Minn., to Dennis Fleischauer and Lynette (Heuer) Raisler. He married his longtime partner, Michael James Cole, on Jan. 4, 2014, in Minneapolis.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul entered the police academy. He went on to join the Madison Police Department where he proudly served for 21 years. After just five years on the force, Paul received an award from the Madison City Council for saving the life of a man he pulled from a burning house. This would become the first of three life-saving awards that he would receive during his career. Paul also received 34 letters of commendation. He served as an instructor, sharing his knowledge and experience as a drug recognition expert. Paul was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, incredible gardener, co-host of Saddle Up Saturday at Woof’s bar in Madison, world traveler and still always there to help his friends and family.

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