Our Hometown Hero of the week is Jason Dean, a Deputy Chief firefighter in Clayton.
Jason was featured as our Hometown Hero back on June 17. Here’s what Michelle said about him when she nominated him: “For over 20 years he has taught fire and rescue members ways to remain safe while learning new methods for fire safety, vehicle extrication safety, and collapsed construction site safety. Jason is always a leader and motivator.”
Sadly, just this past week, Jason passed away from complications of Covid-19. Jason was one of 17 firefighters at the Clayton Fire Department who contracted the virus. He was only 42 years old. For a month he fought as hard as he could but sadly, he couldn’t overcome it. Jason left behind his wife Kristie of 16 years and 2 young daughters. More than 500 firefighters and first responders from across the state attended a parade in his honor on Monday. There were hundreds of fire trucks and emergency vehicles. Jason will be missed by his family, his friends, the Clayton community, and his fire fighting family.
We recognize him one last time as a QDR Hometown Hero. Thank you, Jason.
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