Illinois fire chief killed in freak accident

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MEDORA, Ill. -- A longtime fire chief of a small Illinois town is killed in a freak accident while on-duty.

Medora Fire Chief Kenneth Lehr and other firefighters were in the process of shutting down a highway when a fellow firefighter backed up a truck and hit the chief.

The 59-year-old Lehr had been chief since 2006.

He served with the department for 20 years, and also made himself available for the ambulance district.

"Very involved in the community, spent a lot of time at the firehouse, he was also an EMT, worked on the ambulance service, anytime anybody needed any help, Kenny was there, just a great guy, really going to be missed in this community," Earl Dixon, President of the Medora Fire District, told KTVI.

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  • Huey

    Well AT least he can’t be killed by a cop because he didn’t obey their stupid commands that they THINK you have to do, There is nowhere such a law that says you have to obey anything a cop says at all, This is just something THEY say is a law so they can continue to BULLY people because they like being bullies & most start out as being the COWARDS that their father was in the beginning. When you need help for anything at all DO NOT CALL THE POLICE BECAUSE HISTORY SHOWS THAT THEY WILL KILL YOU INSTEAD OF THE PERSON THAT YOU NEED HELP GETTING RID OF!!