Cohnway Matthew Johnson

Fire Fighter/ EMT

Bryan "Hammy" P. Hamilton, 42 of Indian Head, Maryland 01-01-2021
Firefighter/EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.  On Friday, January 1, 2021, he passed away at the University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland, from complications of the virus.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamilton family.

George A. Roque, 57 of Los Angeles, California 01-01-2021
Captain George A. Roque contracted COVID-19 while on-duty from a patient with a known case of the virus.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Roque family.

John Howell Clift, 64 of Knoxville, Tennessee 01-02-21
Firefighter John Howell Clift contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.  He was hospitalized in early December and passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clift family.

Mark "Dewey" E. Kulp, 52 of Reading Pennsylvania 01-05-2021

Firefighter/EMT Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp transported at least two patients to hospitals, who had tested positive for COVID-19. He also evaluated a patient on-scene that possibly had the virus. He subsequently contracted the disease and passed away on January 5, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kulp family.  


Leonard L. Coney, 41 of Shreveport, Louisiana 01-06-2021

Firefighter Leonard L. Coney treated and transported a COVID-19 patient on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and another COVID-19 patient on Friday, December 25, 2020.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Coney family. 

Lloyd Losinger, 60 of Fort Walton Beach, Florida 01-06-2021
Captain Lloyd Losinger, while performing fire inspections, contracted COVID-19.  He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the Losinger family.  

Danny Watkins, 67 of San Benito, Texas 01-12-2021
Chief Danny Watkins contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.  He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Watkins family.

Ronald "Ronnie" Gene Spitzer, 65 of Rocky Top, Tennessee 01-13-2021
Chief Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer, while on-duty, responded to a medical call on December 11, 2020 with another firefighter.  It was determined later that the patient had COVID-19.  He and the firefighter both contracted the virus.  Chief Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from the disease.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spitzer family. 

William Christoper Mertz, 54 of Rancho Santa Fe, California 01-20-2021
Captain William Christopher Mertz, while on-duty at the fire department, contracted COVID-19.  He passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from the virus.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mertz family. 

Erik Segura, 45 of Laredo, Texas 01-26-2021
Captain Erik Segura was part of the COVID-19 response team for the Laredo Fire Department.  He contracted the virus while responding to an EMS call from a patient with a known case of the disease. He passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Segura family.