Firefighter Fatalities, Health & Safety

GA Firefighter Dies from COVID Complications

Firefighter fatality

A Monroe County (GA) Emergency Services firefighter has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus in September, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration.

Firefighter Harold Boone, 49, while on-duty at the fire station, contracted COVID-19 from fellow firefighters who had subsequently tested positive for the virus. He passed away from the disease on November 2, 2020.

According to the Monroe County (GA) Web site, Firefighter Boone, who has served Monroe County since 2016, had been a firefighter in Middle Georgia for 30 years, having retired from the Macon-Bibb Fire Department after 25 years of service. In addition to his career in fire service, Boone operated a popular auto body shop in his native Twiggs County.

Boone was born on December 14, 1970 to Jimmy and Hattie Boone. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharon Boone, his granddaughter, Nyjhae, his mother Hattie Boone, and two brothers, Randy Allen and Kenny Allen. He is predeceased by his daughter, Tenishia Boone, and his father, Jimmy Boone.

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