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Funeral held in San Antonio for first Houston firefighter to die from COVID-19

Fire Captain Leroy Lucio was 29-year veteran of Houston FD

SAN ANTONIO – A funeral was held Tuesday at Community Bible Church in San Antonio for the first Houston firefighter to die of COVID-19.

Houston Fire Captain Leroy Lucio died July 20 at a San Antonio hospital following an almost month-long battle with the coronavirus.

Lucio, a San Antonio native, was a 29-year veteran of the department.

“Captain Lucio was a really, really, good people person. He was a good family man,” said firefighter and friend, Mike Tullis. “It’s going to be tough to replace a guy like him but life goes on,” Tullis said. “We’re are all destined for a day and time and only the good Lord knows what day that will be.”