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Guandes “Mook” Smith


While on duty, Captain Guandes “Mook” Smith contracted COVID-19 at the fire department. He passed away from the virus during the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.

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

Department information

Sardis Volunteer Fire Department
114 West Lee Street
Sardis, Mississippi 38666

Chief: Dustin Ford

Age: 27
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 9, 2020
Date of death: February 8, 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