|Agency||Scales Mound Fire Protection District|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||61 to 70|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/10/2020|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On December 10, 2020, Captain Leo W. Werner of the Scales Mound Fire Protection District suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty.
Captain Werner responded to medical call on the night of December 9, 2020. About a half hour after returning home, Werner’s family called 911. He passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack on December 10 at 12:02 am.
Funeral services for Werner were held privately for the family at the Miller-Steinke Funeral Home, followed by burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Scales Mound on December 15. He was survived by his widow and three children.
Werner had been a firefighter with the Scales Mound Fire Protection District for 46 years and was employed at Kelly-Springfield Tire Company in Freeport for 30 years until his retirement.
Eric Hogstrom, “NW Illinois community mourns 'all-American' firefighter who died after responding to call,” www.telegraphherald.com , December 14, 2020.
“Firefighter Fatality Notice for Leo W. Werner,” U.S. Fire Administration
Obituary for Leo W Werner, www.millerfhed.com