Officials investigating off-duty death of Fla. firefighter

A police report said the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office went to check on Christopher Asseff after he missed a shift and found him on the floor in a spare room

By FireRescue1 Staff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was found dead in his home Saturday.

NBC 2 reported that the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office went to Cape Coral Fire Department firefighter Christopher Asseff’s to check on him after he missed a shift, according to officials.

A police report said Asseff was found sitting on the floor at the foot of a bed in a spare room.

Asseff had been a part of the department since July 2018. A department Facebook post announcing his death said he was “excited” to be a firefighter.

“He was well-liked, had earned the respect of his crew, and was known as a hard worker with a positive attitude,” the post read. “He was excited to be a brother in the Cape Coral Fire Department and had a promising career in front of him.”

Asseff’s death is currently under investigation. We will update you when more information becomes available.


It is with great regret that the Cape Coral Fire Department announces the passing of Firefighter Christopher Asseff. His...

Posted by Cape Coral Fire Department on Monday, February 4, 2019


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