IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Kenneth Lehr
Agency Medora Community Fire Protection District
Rank Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/5/2015 14:30
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute

Incident Summary

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.

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