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Danny Dean Watkins


Chief Danny Watkins contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

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

Department information

San Benito Fire Department
1201 S Sam Houston Blvd
San Benito, Texas 78586

Chief: Acting Chief Romeo Mancillas, Jr.

Age: 67
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 14, 2020
Date of death: January 12, 2021
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: August 31, 2021