Press "Enter" to skip to content

Second Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Dies From COVID-19

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain Friday became the second of the department’s firefighters to die from COVID-19.

Chief Ralph M. Terrazas issued a statement, saying, “It is with a heavy heart on this first day of the new year that we announce the death of LAFD Captain I George Roque, who passed away earlier today at an area hospital from complications of COVID-19.”

Roque, 57, was a 22-year veteran of the LAFD, assigned to Fire Station 97 in the Laurel Canyon/Mulholland area, Terrazas said.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

“On behalf of the men and women of the LAFD, I send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Roque family and his friends and colleagues throughout the department,” Terrazas said.

Firefighter/paramedic Jose Perez was the LAFD’s first death from the pandemic. He died on July 2020. 

There have been 650 COVID-19-positive cases in the LAFD and about a dozen have required hospitalization, according to a Los Angeles Times story on Monday, when the first LAFD firefighters and paramedics received the Moderna vaccine.

This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.


Source: NBC Los Angeles

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    %d bloggers like this: