COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — A Verde Valley Fire District firefighter died Monday after succumbing to a COVID-related illness.
Firefighter Tyrone Bell, who's been working for the district since 2017, died due to complications he sustained after contracting the coronavirus, the fire district said.
In a statement, the fire district described Bell as a "dedicated public servant" who served as a reserve firefighter in Clarkdale before becoming a full-time firefighter.
"To know Tyrone was to love him. His passing will leave a huge void here at Verde Valley Fire District," the statement read.
The fire district did not mention whether Bell had gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. Information about memorial services will be released in the coming days.
Bell's friends have started an online fundraiser to support his family that can be found here.
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