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Minnesota firefighters mourn sudden death of colleague

Aaron Bidle of the Loretto Fire Department passed away suddenly Wednesday.
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The Loretto Fire Department announced that one of its firefighters died unexpectedly at the age of 40 on Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post from the department, Aaron Bidle died on Wednesday from a “medical condition.”

Bidle had been with the Loretto Fire Department for 10 years. He was the father of three children, according to the post.

“Aaron was an exceptional firefighter, a great friend and coworker, a loving husband and a wonderful father of three children,” the post reads.

Bidle also worked as a nurse clinician at Allina Health.

A GoFundMe to support Bidle's family and raise money for his children's college tuitions had raised around $4,400 of its $50,000 goal as of Monday morning. 

"He dedicated his life to his family and helping others thru his EMS and firefighting background," the fundraiser says. "He was his children's hero"

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