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Joseph Deltergo

Firefighter

On Monday, July 12, 2021, Firefighter Joseph Deltergo took his own life while on-duty at the fire station.

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

Department information

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
405 Pike RD
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Chief: Reginald Duren

Age: 45
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 12, 2021
Date of death: July 12, 2021
Cause of death: Suicide
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 22, 2021

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