USFA: Missouri On-Duty Death

COVID-19 claims a Kansas City fire captain

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Robert “Bobby” Joseph Rocha, 59, of the kansas City, MO Fire Department on November 21, 2020.

While on-duty, Captain Robert “Bobby” Rocha contracted COVID-19 from a patient with a known case of COVID-19. He was hospitalized on November 12, 2020 and passed away from the virus on November 21, 2020.

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

To date, 79 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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