Ron Wehlage, Jr.
Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal
De Soto Rural Fire Protection District
De Soto, MO
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: June 27, 2020
Date of Death: June 30, 2020
On Saturday evening, June 27, 2020, Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Ron Wehlage, Jr., responded to a residential fire. After his work duty ended on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020, he returned home. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, he did not show up for his next shift. Someone was sent to check on him and found Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage deceased at his home from an apparent heart attack. Individuals attempted to contact Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage on Sunday, June 28, 2020, but all attempts were unsuccessful.