Dave Ruhl Memorial Fund

$26,200 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 359 people in 44 months

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Forest Service officials say Engine Captain Dave Ruhl of Rapid City was killed in the line of duty in California. They say Ruhl was responding to the Frog Fire in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, California.

They say a search and rescue effort began Thursday night when contact could not be made with Ruhl. His body was found and identified Friday morning.

The Forest Service says Ruhl’s permanent position was that of an Engine Captain for the Mystic Ranger District here in the Black Hills. He was on temporary assignment to the Big Valley Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest where he had been serving as an assistant fire management officer since mid June.

In a release, Black Hills Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien says, “Our hearts are heavy for Dave, Dave’s family, friends, the entire Forest Service and the wildland fire community.”

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Dave's memorial will be live on SDPB tomorrow.

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A procession and memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.

The procession will begin at 1 p.m. from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 520 Cathedral Drive in Rapid City to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The route will go north along 5th Street and conclude in the west parking lot of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701, followed by a memorial service which will begin at 3 pm.

Dave's funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at 10.
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$26,200 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 359 people in 44 months
Created July 31, 2015
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38 months ago
James Williams
40 months ago

Let's all help Dave's Family ... Thank You

Debby Gabriel for ACROSS
42 months ago

donation is from ACROSS (Association for Christians Reaching Out in Service and Support) our prayers and thoughts are with the friends and family.

b klages
42 months ago

Only knew you a few weeks, will remember you forever. RIP my friend.

43 months ago
St. Onge VFD
43 months ago

My God bless you in your times of sorrow.

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