Tracy Fire Department Captain Daniel Havicus, 41, died January 18th at Stanford Hospital after developing an unexpected illness. He fell ill January 8th, while on shift.

Havicus graduated from Tracy High School in 1993. He then began pursuing a career in firefighting, attending San Joaquin Delta College, where he earned a degree and graduated from the fire academy.

He began his career with the department in 1997 as a reserve firefighter, and gained full-time status in 1999.

A 17-year veteran with the department, Havicus is survived by his wife, Courtney and his four children, Karlie, Jonathan, Sage and Paisley.

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