Contracted COVID-19 while on-duty at the fire department
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Deputy Chief Tommy Allen Hopson, 53, of Carroll County (GA) Fire Rescue on August 15, 2021.
Deputy Chief Tommy Allen Hopson contracted COVID-19 while on-duty at the fire department. He passed away from the virus on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Deputy Chief Hopson at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 70 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
FirefighterNation: Carroll County, GA, Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Dies from COVID