Trending Topics

Ga. FF-medic dies of COVID-19, posthumously promoted to deputy fire marshal

John Clay Gaddy was a 12-year veteran of the Forest Park Fire Department prior to his passing

Thumbnail.jpg

Duty Death: John Clay Gaddy - [Forest Park]

End of Service: 02/09/2021

By Rachel Engel

FOREST PARK, Ga. — A first responder died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Firefighter-Paramedic John Clay Gaddy tested positive for the coronavirus in August, and died from complications of the virus on Sept. 2, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

A 12-year veteran of Forest Park Fire Department, Gaddy is survived by his wife, Kris; his children, Tyler; Amber; Hardy, Morgan and Caleb.

Gaddy was posthumously promoted to deputy fire marshal.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help Gaddy’s family.

https://www.facebook.com/FPFES/posts/4265299190227237

WHAT TO READ NEXT
Ballardsville Firefighter Thomas Petschke Jr. had served the department for nearly 10 years
“I’ve never seen somebody so excited to go to work,” Lauren Ridlon said about Lt. Dillon J. Rinaldo’s love of being a firefighter
The Prairieton Fire Department announced the death of one of its firefighters during a house fire
Whitesburg Fire Department Assistant Chief Joe Back suffered a heart attack during an EMS call