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In the Line of Duty
Ronnie Cordero, 61 - Little Falls, NJ
4/22/2020
Ronnie Cordero Assistant Chief Little Falls Fire Department Little Falls, NJ Age: 61 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 40 Date of Incident: April 1, 2020 Date of Death: April 22, 2020 On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero drove the fire department apparatus to a service call at a residence. During that call, the crew came in close contact with the homeowner who stated that his son tested positive for COVID-19. He also stated that he had just returned from the hospital with COVID-19 related symptoms. The following day, the homeowner was transported by EMS to the hospital where he tested positive for the virus. Some of the EMS and fire personnel that Assistant Chief Cordero came in close contact with during this call and other responses were then tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero was hospitalized on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from the disease.