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
Duty Death: John Clay Gaddy - [Forest Park, Georgia]
End of Service: 09/02/2021
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.