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Merrill Lloyd Bone


Captain Bone was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities on an EMS incident on Oct. 5, 2021. He became ill and his health worsened. He died on Oct. 31, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Merrill Lloyd Bone was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Unified Fire Authority
3380 S 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

Chief: Dan Petersen

Age: 61
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 5, 2021 6:26 p.m.
Date of death: October 31, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 07, 2022