Kansas City, Missouri 2020-11-21 10:03:26 –
Kansas City, Missouri — A fire brigade commander in Kansas City, Missouri died during a COVID-19 mission.
Local 42, the KCMO fire union, tweeted the news on Saturday morning.
Local 42 is distressed to share the news that the Robert “Bobby” Rocha brothers, captains of the Kansas City Fire Department in Missouri, died during a COVID-19 mission. Sleep peacefully, brothers. #lodd pic.twitter.com/4eGotSjyJL
— KC Firefighter (@ IAFFLocal42) November 21, 2020
KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed his condolences, saying that 60-year-old fire brigade commander Robert “Bobby” Rocha had been fighting COVID-19 for several weeks.
Rocha started her department in 1991, according to a KCFD spokesman. He was at station 18.
Rocha was exposed to COVID-19 in November at work.
According to the agency, 176 KCFD employees have been tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Due to Rocha’s death, there are currently 73 active cases.
Rocha was the second death of the job. The first was KCF DEMT Billy Balmingham in April 2020.
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