Va. police search for missing firefighter

Parents of Daniel Lewis filed a missing persons report after a welfare check by police found no trace of him

By Jessica Nolte
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

RICHMOND, Va. — Newport News police are investigating the disappearance of a Richmond firefighter, according to a Friday morning Facebook post from the department.


Please help us!! One of our members is missing. Brother Daniel Lewis has not been seen or heard from since Sunday night....

Posted by Richmond Firefighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 995 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A battalion chief from the Richmond Fire Department called the police Monday and requested they check on 30-year-old Daniel Lewis, who lives in the 400 block of Nelson Drive in Newport News, police said.

Officers couldn’t find him and a missing person report was filed later that day, according to the post.

Lewis worked part-time as a medic at Busch Gardens, according to Quinton Coleman, who said the pair were close friends. Lewis is single and lived alone, so they spent a lot of time together.

He’s passionate about his job as a firefighter and medic, Coleman said.

Anyone with information that might help police to locate Lewis is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip at


©2019 the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)


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