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Terry Watts

Training Lieutenant

While on-duty, Training Lieutenant Terry Watts contracted COVID-19 at the fire department.  He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Shelby County Fire Department
1075 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38134

Chief: Alvin Benson

Age: 51
Rank: Training Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 20, 2021 3:30 p.m.
Date of death: February 10, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 11, 2021

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