Kenneth J. Lehr

While attempting to close off Illinois Route 111 to allow for a helicopter to land safely for a medical emergency, Chief Lehr was struck by a fire apparatus as it was backing up. Chief Lehr passed away at the scene from injuries sustained when he was struck.

Department Information

Medora Community Fire Protection District
221 E. Washington Street, Medora, IL 62063
Medora, Illinois 62063

Chief: Pending

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 59 
Rank: Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Feb 5, 2015 14:30
Date of Death: Feb 5, 2015 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Crushed 
Activity Type: Scene Safety 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road