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Leonard L. Coney

Firefighter

Firefighter Leonard L. Coney treated and transported a COVID-19 patient on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and another COVID-19 patient on Friday, December 25, 2020.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

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

Department information

Shreveport Fire Department
263 North Common Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Chief: Edwin Scott Wolverton

Age: 41
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 25, 2020 10:58 a.m.
Date of death: January 6, 2021
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

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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