Our community is stunned and saddened with the news of the sudden death of local hero. Evansville Fire Department Captain, James W. Pauli Jr, 51, passed away suddenly last night. (Feb. 19)

Many have posted their condolences on social media. Including city officials, fellow firefighters and friends.

We, too, offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of, EFD Captain, James Pauli, a true Evansville hero .

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