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Utah FF-medic dies of complications linked to COVID-19

Captain Merrill Bone had served the Salt Lake City Fire Department, the United Fire Authority and the Utah Task Force 1 team


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Duty Death: Merrill Bone - [Salt Lake City]

End of Service: 31/10/2021

By Leila Merrill

SALT LAKE CITY — The United Fire Authority in Salt Lake City announced Sunday on social media that Captain Merrill Bone died of complications related to COVID-19.

The 36-year veteran of the fire service began his career with the Salt Lake City Fire Department for which he served as a firefighter and paramedic. Bone retired from the fire department in 2006 and joined the United Fire Authority, where he held the rank of captain and served in the heavy rescue program. Bone also was a member of the Utah Task Force 1 team.

A Facebook post by the authority spoke to Bone’s influence: “Merrill’s legacy will live on in the lives of those he helped mentor in his 35 years of dedication to the service of others.”