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John Clay Gaddy

Firefighter/Paramedic

While on duty, Firefighter/Paramedic John Clay Gaddy contracted COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed away from the virus on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. 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: September 08, 2021