IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Leo Werner
Agency Scales Mound Fire Protection District
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 61 to 70
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/9/2020
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

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

“Roster,” https://scalesmoundfire.org

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