Procession escorts Converse fire captain who died of COVID-19 to funeral home

Fire Captain Bryant Anderson worked with department for 16 years

Converse Fire Captain Bryant Anderson.
Converse Fire Captain Bryant Anderson. (Courtesy)

SAN ANTONIO – A captain with the Converse Fire Department who died this week due to COVID-19 was escorted to a funeral home on Friday morning.

A procession of more than 20 marked and personal vehicles escorted Fire Captain Bryant Anderson from the Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital to Heritage Oaks Mortuary. Details regarding a memorial service for Anderson have yet to be announced.

Anderson, who worked with the Converse Fire Department for 16 years, died on Tuesday.

A release from the fire department called Anderson a “well-credentialed professional” who played a vital role throughout the years.

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He was known for mentoring firefighters and volunteering to help serve the department and community.

“Our department is hurting from this news and this loss is devastating,” Fire Chief Luis Valdez said in a statement. “Losing Bryant has left a hole in our hearts that will be felt for years to come. We are better for having known and served with him and ask for prayers for his wife, Rosie, and their family during this difficult time.”

Mayor Al Suarez stated Anderson was a “great man” and city flags will be lowered at half-staff until interment.

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