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Franklin Delano Williams, Jr.

Fire Captain

While on duty, Fire Captain Franklin Williams contracted COVID-19 from working with another firefighter who had subsequently tested positive for the virus. 

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

Department information

Detroit Fire Department
1301 3rd Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Chief: Robert Distelrath

Age: 57
Rank: Fire Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 22, 2020 08:00
Date of death: April 8, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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