GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – The Gaffney Fire Department said Tuesday that one of their firefighters died from COVID-19.
The department announced the death of Lieutenant Gary Burris, who had been with the department for nearly 19 years, in a post on Facebook.
Lt. Burris leaves behind a wife and 11-year-old daughter.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Gaffney Fire Department said two staff members had been hospitalized with COVID-19.
“No words on this post can accurately relay his passion and love for the job and for those he served,” the Facebook post reads. “He had a true passion for training both new and seasoned members of our fire service.”