Leroy Lucio was a 29-year veteran of HFD and a captain at Station 103 in Kingwood. He’s the primary Houston firefighter to die from issues of COVID-19, HPFFA mentioned.
In line with HPFFA, Lucio’s demise shall be labeled as a line-of-duty demise.
“We mourn the lack of our good friend,” HPFFA president Patrick Lancton mentioned. “His tragic demise is a reminder to be vigilant in our efforts to maintain our households, associates and station crews secure within the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Final week, Houston Hearth Chief Samuel Pena had introduced Lucio had been intubated as he battled the virus within the ICU in a San Antonio hospital.
“I wish to please ask the neighborhood to maintain the Lucio household of their ideas and their prayers,” mentioned Pena.
HPFFA additionally mentioned particulars of the memorial service for Capt. Lucio shall be introduced as quickly as potential.
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