Joe Darr, 62, was the Assistant Fire Chief in Chillicothe. He was also an EMT and an active member fo the Region H Haz-Mat Response team.
The department is referring to his death as duty related, but has not released any further details. Officials are planning funeral services with full fire service honors.
Various fire departments and other public safety officials paid respects to Darr as his body was transported from Kansas City to Chillicothe Wednesday. To view photos from the route, click here.