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George A. Roque

Captain

Captain George A. Roque contracted COVID-19 while on-duty from a patient with a known case of the virus.

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

Department information

Los Angeles City Fire Department
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Chief: Ralph Terrazas

Age: 57
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 1, 2020 6:30 a.m.
Date of death: January 1, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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