Fallen Elwood volunteer fire chief honored at Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- A resolution unanimously passed on Wednesday to honor fallen Elwood Volunteer Fire Chief Darren Krull.

He was killed nearly 2 weeks ago while responding to the Gosper and Furnas Counties wildfire.

“The legislature honors Darren D. Krull for making the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a volunteer first responder. That the legislature offers its condolences to the family of Darrin D. Krull. That a copy of this resolution be sent to the family of Darrin D. Krull,” Sen. Dave Murman said.

A bill called “Line of duty death” passed this legislative session.

The bill will increase what families of fallen first responders receive, from the current $50,000 to $250,000.

With about 13,000 firefighters across the state, many of them are rural volunteer firefighters, and Senators hope this increase will help the families during such a difficult time.

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