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

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

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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