Copperas Cove firefighter dies from line of duty illness

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 12:00:24-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — The City of Copperas Cove announced the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Alberto Negrete due to complications resulting from a diagnosed Line of Duty illness.

Firefighter Negrete began his service to the City of Copperas Cove Fire Department on May 2, 2016, where he served the community.

During his employment Firefighter Negrete earned several certifications for his service.

Fire Chief Micahel Neujahr said, "We have lost one of our firefighter family members today, his service to the community will not be forgotten."

Funeral services are pending at this time.