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Edward Vasquez


While on duty, Lieutenant Edward Vasquez contracted COVID-19 at the fire department.  He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.

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

Department information

NASA Fire Department, White Sands Test Facility
12600 Nasa Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88012

Chief: Dennis Pacheco

Age: 35
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 7, 2020 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: January 30, 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