Houston fire captain dies of COVID-19

Houston Fire Department Capt. Leroy Lucio, a 29-year veteran of the department, died Monday from the virus

Duty Death: Leroy Lucio - [Houston, Texas]

End of Service: 07/20/2020


Julian Gill
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — A Houston Fire Department captain died Monday from COVID-19, according to Chief Sam Peña.

Capt. Leroy Lucio, a 29-year veteran of the department, was battling the virus at a hospital in his hometown of San Antonio. The HFD’s Firefighter Support Network and members of the HFD Honor Guard were with him and his family, according to a news release.

Houston Fire Department Capt. Leroy Lucio, a 29-year veteran of the department, died due to COVID-19 on Monday. (Photo/Houston Fire Department)
Houston Fire Department Capt. Leroy Lucio, a 29-year veteran of the department, died due to COVID-19 on Monday. (Photo/Houston Fire Department)

“May he rest in peace,” Peña said on Twitter. “Please keep the Lucio Family in your prayers. (The Houston Fire Department) will provide more information in the days to come.”

Lucio was a captain at Houston Fire Station 103 in the Kingwood area, according to the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. He is the first firefighter in Houston to die from the virus, the union said, adding that his passing will be classified as a line-of-duty death.

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