Daryl “Taddy” Drusch, Chief

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On Sunday, January 12, 2020, late in the evening, Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch responded to an EMS call for a car submerged in ice.  Early Monday morning, January 13, 2020, he suffered an apparent heart attack at his home and was rushed to the hospital where he passed away.

Department information

Howard Lake Fire Department
817 7TH Street
Howard Lake, Minnesota 55349

Chief: Acting Chief Keith Brobroske

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

Age: 49
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 12, 2020 22:12
Date of death: January 13, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road