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Leroy Pena Lucio


On July 20, 2020, Captain Leroy Lucio was battling the COVID-19 virus at a local hospital in San Antonio, TX, when he passed away.  Captain Lucio contracted the virus from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

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

Department information

Houston Fire Department
1801 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Chief: Samuel Pena

Age: 62
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 17, 2020 06:30
Date of death: July 20, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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