Fallen Firefighter remembered with Procession in the North State

Aug 7, 2015 4:45 PM

Firefighters and residents around the Northern California lined up along Interstate 5 Thursday morning to honor a fallen South Dakota firefighter.

The Procession for Fire Captain Dave Ruhl started in Mt. Shasta in Siskiyou County and ended in Redding at the U.S. Forest Service operation facility.

Ruhl died in the line of duty on July 30th battling the Frog Fire which is burning in Modoc County.

Residents showed up to honor the late fire captain along the overpass in Redding.

Ruhl is survived by his wife and two children, his ashes were flown back to his hometown of Rapid City.

An open investigation is ongoing into the death of Ruhl.


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