LAFD captain dies due to COVID-19 on New Year's Day
Los Angeles City Fire Department Capt. George Roque, 57, is the second LAFD member to die from the virus
Duty Death: George A. Roque - [Los Angeles, California]
End of Service: 01/01/2021
By Laura French
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) captain died due to COVID-19 on New Year's Day.
LAFD Capt. George Roque, 57, a 22-year veteran of the department, died Friday due to virus complications, according to a statement from LAFD Chief Ralph M. Terrazas. He is survived by his wife and four children.
"On behalf of the men and women of the LAFD, I send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Roque family and his friends and colleagues throughout the Department," Terrazas stated.
Roque was assigned to Fire Station 97 in the Laurel Canyon/Mulholland area. He is the second LAFD member to die due to COVID-19; Firefighter-Paramedic Jose Perez died from virus complications in July.