KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department communications specialist was laid to rest Saturday.
Scott Davidson, 45, died Nov. 22 after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Funeral services were held at Crossroads Baptist Church in Wichita, followed by a graveside service.
A visitation was held on Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home.
Geoff Jolley, a former firefighter who knew Davidson, recently told 41 Action News that his calm and collected personality was an asset to KCFD.
“[He was] really a big, kind-hearted guy,” Jolley said. “Always had a big smile on his face and just [was] willing to do anything to help people.”
The loss of Davidson, as well as KCFD Capt. Robert “Bobby” Rocha in the same weekend, has been “tremendously difficult for the department, according to Jolley.
“We've suffered a tremendous loss,” Jolley said. “I mean, between Bobby and Scott, there's over 50 years of experience that are gone just in this weekend alone.”
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson ordered flags in the Kansas City, Missouri, area to fly at half staff Saturday and Monday in honor of Davidson and Rocha.
A drive-thru visitation for Rocha will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at McGilley Funeral Home, with services at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Services will be closed to the public.