We regret to pass on that La Marque (Texas near Galveston) Firefighter Jesse Turrubiate died today after a nearly month long battle with COVID-19. He was 31 and would have turned 32 Monday August 16. Turrubiate was an engineer who had been with the department for three years and was serving as an interim Captain and was posthumously promoted to Captain today, Thursday.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and father, was hospitalized July 9 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before later being moved to the ICU. He leaves behind several children.
COVID DEATHS ACCORDING TO THE NFFF:
The current numbers (as of 8/11) for reported COVID-related fatalities are:
Fire Personnel:-137 (2020: 84; 2021 to-date: 53)
EMS Only-76 (2020: 68; 2021 to-date: 8)
Law Enforcement:-453 (2020: 338; 2021 to-date: 115)
PSAP 911 Telecommunicators: 16 (2020: 14; 2021 to-date: 2)
FIREFIGHTERS SAY NO!
45% of Sacramento Firefighters say NO to vaccine mandate: