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Texas county fire marshal dies of COVID-19

Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo, 56, had served in public safety for more than 30 years


By FireRescue1 Staff

DENTON, Texas — Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo, 56, passed away on Monday from complications with COVID-19, reported CBS DFW.

Asebedo had served more than 30 years in emergency services, working as law enforcement officer, firefighter and EMT.

“Chief Asebedo spent his entire adult life in service to others – the epitome of a public servant,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Roland was a one-of-a-kind leader, organizer, coworker and friend who will be greatly missed as a vital part of our Denton County family.”

In October 2020, Chief Asebedo was appointed Denton County Fire Marshal and Director of Development and Emergency Services.