We regret to pass on to you the Line of Duty Death of De Soto Rural Fire Protection District (Missouri) Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Ron Wehlage. Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage responded to a structure fire Saturday night and then later made an emergency medical run at approximately 0400 hours. Sunday evening, someone visited his residence, knocked on the door, and did not receive a response. His vehicle was there and his keys were visible on a table inside. He was later found dead inside from an apparent heart attack. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.