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John Clay Gaddy


Firefighter/Paramedic Gaddy was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities. He became ill and his health worsened. He died on Sept. 2, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

Firefighter/Paramedic Gaddy was posthumously promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal.

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

Department information

Forest Park Fire and Emergency Services
2336 Anvil Block RD
Forest Park, Georgia 30294

Chief: Latosha Clemons

Age: 48
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 12, 2021 7:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 2, 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: June 29, 2022