Seguin firefighter dies after battle with COVID-19

Roger Dean leaves behind wife and baby girl

Seguin Firefighter Roger Dean
Seguin Firefighter Roger Dean (City of Seguin)

SEGUIN, Texas – A firefighter in Seguin has died as a result of complications from COVID-19, according to officials with the city.

Roger Dean, 31, died Friday at a hospital in Houston after what Seguin Fire Chief Dale Skinner called a “lengthy, hard-fought battle.”

“Please keep his wife, baby girl, their family and our department in your thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time,” Skinner said in a statement published Friday.

Dean is survived by his wife Stephanie, their 8-month-old daughter Amelia and both of his parents.

Dean joined the Seguin Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic in July 2018 before being promoted to a field training officer in July 2019.

“Roger’s passing is devastating to our city organization and the Seguin Fire Department family,” said City Manager Steve Parker. “He was a wonderful employee and coworker who will be very missed. Roger will be remembered for his kind, caring nature, and his dedication to serving this community.”

Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced at a later date.

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