Flags at California State Capitol will fly with half the staff in honor of San Diego Firefighter-Preacher Nicolas Ramirez, who died last month from coronavirus complications, Governor Gavin Newsom’s office announced on Tuesday.
Ramirez, 59, died on February 16. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.
According to the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department, Ramirez joined the department in 2003 and most recently served as a deputy firefighter in the Community Risk Reduction Department.
The department called Ramirez “one of the most polite employees of the fire service”, with “lightning intelligence” that “made those around him laugh constantly”.
He was also described as an outstanding paramedic who “treated every patient as if he were a member of his family. “His compassion knew no bounds, both with the fire family and with his patients.”
In a statement issued Tuesday, Governor Newsom said: “Jennifer and I mourn the untimely death of Firefighter-Paramedic Ramirez and express our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this painful time. “The paramedic firefighter Ramirez was a dedicated first responder and a beloved member of the much-missed community.”
–City News Service, Inc.
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