|Agency||Medora Community Fire Protection District|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||56 to 60|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/5/2015|
|Cause of Death||Struck by vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations|
On February 5, 2015, Chief Kenneth Lehr of the Medora Community Fire Protection District died in the line of duty. 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.
“Firefighter fatality report for Kenneth Lehr,” U.S. Fire Administration.