Tommy Searcy


On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Captain Tommy Searcy was battling COVID-19 when he passed away in the Intensive Care Unit at the Memorial Hermann Hospital.  He had been hospitalized for a month fighting the virus.  Captain Searcy contracted COVID-19 from exposure in the workplace from numerous fire and EMS calls he responded to where individuals had been diagnosed with the disease.

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: 45
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 27, 2020 11:00
Date of death: September 8, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

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