JOSE PEREZ

JOSE PEREZ

Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic, Jose Perez, 44, died July 25th due to COVID-19. He is the first LAFD firefighter to die from the COVID-19 virus.

145 employees of the fire department have tested positive for the virus so far. Over 100 have since recovered and returned to duty, while the remaining employees are isolated and recovering at home.

He had been with the department for more than 16 years.

Firefighter Perez leaves behind a wife and 3 children.