Family of fallen Mineral Point fire captain has mortgage paid off

Mineral Point Firefighter Procession

MINERAL POINT, Wis. — The family of a Mineral Point fire captain who was killed earlier this year won’t have to worry about paying the mortgage on their home.

Capt. Brian Busch and firefighter James Ludlum died in a crash in January while responding to another crash. The incident brought the Mineral Point community together, and thousands of dollars were raised to support the first responders’ families.

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The help did not stop in January. On Friday, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced that the mortgage on Busch’s family home was paid in full.

The foundation, founded in the wake of the September 11 attacks, pays off the mortgages of first responders killed in the line of duty who leave behind young children. Busch is survived by his wife, Laura, and three children.