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.
Local 42 is again, today, devastated to share the news that another brother, Communications Specialist Scott Davidson has died from COVID-19, contracted in the line of duty in service to the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri. Rest In Peace. #LODD pic.twitter.com/L7B3dXyn8g— KC Fire Fighters (@IAFFLocal42) November 22, 2020
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.
Several area first responders shared their condolences.
And another. We are devastated by another loss just this weekend in the KCFD family to COVID-19. Please keep their loved ones and coworkers in your prayers and thoughts. KCFD, we are here for anything you need, just as you are always there for us. https://t.co/zhPiLvklue— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 22, 2020
We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to the @KCMOFireDept and family as they cope with 2 losses in as many days. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/n7o1ZsvnOA— Northwest Consolidated Fire District (@NWCFD) November 22, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors at the Kansas City MO Fire Department as they have suffered their second Line of duty death related to COVID19 in as many days.— Riverside MO FD (@RiversideMOFD) November 22, 2020
EMT Billy Birmingham was the first COVID-19 related line of duty death for the department. He died in April.