Firefighters union reports another loss due to COVID-19

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 17:04:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department has lost another one of their own.
Just one day after Local 42, the firefighters union, announced the death of Robert "Bobby" Rocha, a Captain with the KCFD due to COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty, the union reported on Twitter on Sunday morning that Communications Specialist Scott Davidson died from COVID-19. He also contracted it in the line of duty.

The 45-year old had been with the department since 2002. He also served as a Paramedic. He leaves behind a wife and three step-children.

He contracted the virus on November 9 and passed away this morning.

In a Facebook post by the Greater Kansas City Firefighters Local 42, firefighters were encouraged to stay vigilant in protecting themselves and their Brothers and Sisters, while also reaching out if they need help.

Sisters and Brothers: It is with a heavy heart that I must again reach out to you with the news of a Line of Duty Death...

Posted by Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters on Sunday, November 22, 2020

Several area first responders shared their condolences.

EMT Billy Birminghamwas the first COVID-19 related line of duty death for the department. He died in April.