Ill. fire captain dies from heart attack after responding to medical call

Scales Mount Fire Protection District Capt. Leo W. Werner, 67, was a 46-year veteran of the department and a U.S. Army veteran

Duty Death: Leo W. Werner - [Scales Mound, Illinois]

End of Service: 12/11/2020


By Laura French

SCALES MOUND, Ill. — An Illinois fire captain died Thursday from a heart attack shortly after responding to a medical call. 

Scales Mount Fire Protection District Capt. Leo W. Werner, 67, responded to the call at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night and "suffered an apparent heart attack" shortly after returning home from the call, according to fire officials. Despite resuscitation efforts by members of the Scales Mount Fire Protection District and EMS responders, Werner died at the hospital just after 12 a.m. Thursday. 

Werner was a 46-year veteran of his department and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, two sons, who are also firefighters, one daughter and four grandchildren. 

"Captain Werner will be dearly missed by family, fire department family and anyone who knew him," the Scales Mount Fire Protection District said in a statement. 

 

It is with deep regret to inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Captain Leo W. Werner, 67, of the Scales Mound Fire...

Posted by Scales Mound Fire Protection District on Saturday, December 12, 2020

 

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