While working his shift and performing duties at the firehouse on August 17, 2013, Assistant Fire Chief Darr was found unresponsive around 0630 Hours.

Darr was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and subsequently transported by air ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Although he was released by the hospital, Darr was again found unresponsive while still on medical leave on September 4, 2013.

He was transported back to St. Luke’s Hospital where he passed away that day from a cause still to be determined.

Fire Department Contact:
Chillicothe Fire Department
Chief Darrell Wright
700 2nd Street
Chillicothe, MI 64601

“We are truly sorry for this loss to your department and we offer our sympathies to Asst. Fire Chief Darr’s family, friends, fellow firefighters and those lives he touched. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”


2013 The NW Fire Blog