Shelby County lieutenant contracted COVID-19 at the fire department
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Training Lieutenant Terry Watts, 51, of the Shelby County Fire Department on February 10, 2021.
While on-duty, Training Lieutenant Terry Watts contracted COVID-19 at the fire department. He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Training Lieutenant Watts at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 17 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.