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Merrill Bone


On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, Captain Merrill Bone responded to an EMS call at a residence with a patient with a known case of COVID-19.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.

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

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: December 07, 2021