USFA: Louisiana On-Duty Death

Shreveport firefighter contracted COVID-19.

Shreveport firefighter contracted COVID-19

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Leonard L. Coney, 41, of the Shreveport Fire Department on January 6, 2021.

Firefighter Leonard L. Coney treated and transported a COVID-19 patient on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and another COVID-19 patient on Friday, December 25, 2020. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Coney at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, five 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.

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