Arizona firefighter dies from complications of COVID-19

The Verde Valley Fire District said one of its firefighters has died from complications of COVID-19.

The department said Tyrone Bell, a four-year veteran of the department, died Monday.

"Tyrone was a dedicated public servant who began his career working for Verde Valley Ambulance Company and was a Reserve Firefighter for the Clarkdale and Verde Valley Fire Districts before being hired full time at Verde Valley Fire in 2017," the department said in a statement on Oct. 18.

Tyrone Bell

Tyrone Bell (Verde Valley Fire District)

Funeral services for Bell will be held on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood. The service will be open to family, friends, and firefighters. A cemetery service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the public is encouraged to consider donating to the Meal Train fund established for Bell's wife and son.

Fundraiser for Bell

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