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Gerardo “Jerry” Isaias Pacheco


On August 3, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Gerardo “Jerry” Pacheco was battling COVID-19 when he passed away.  Firefighter/Paramedic Pacheco 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 Peña

Age: 50
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 18, 2020
Date of death: August 3, 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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