Local firefighter dies from complications of COVID-19
COTTONWOOD – The Verde Valley Fire District announced the COVID-19 related death of firefighter Tyrone Bell late Monday night.
He was 35.
“It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that we announce the Line of Duty Death of Verde Valley Firefighter and Paramedic Tyrone Bell,” VVFD Chief Danny Johnson said in a statement. “Tyrone passed away this afternoon from complications of COVID-19.”
Details about services for the firefighter will be released in the following days, Johnson said.
“To know Tyrone was to love him,” the chief said in a statement. “His passing will leave a huge void here at Verde Valley Fire District.”
Bell was a firefighter with the VVFD for four years. He began his career working for Verde Valley Ambulance Co. and was also a past reserve firefighter for the Clarkdale and VVFD before being hired full time.
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