Sirens in Clayton will honor firefighter who died from COVID-19

  • Source: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh
  • Published: 09/24/2020 05:53 PM

Three sirens will sound Friday morning for Jason Dean, a 20-year veteran of the Clayton Fire Department who died after a battle with coronavirus. On Friday morning, the Town of Clayton will have a ceremonial sounding of an old fire siren to honor Dean. The 42-year-old firefighter left a wife and two daughters behind when he died from COVID-19 complications earlier this week. Dean was hospitalized on Aug. 18 and died on Wednesday. Dean's body was returned to his hometown in Clayton from the hospital on Thursday night. The siren will be sounded three times at 11 a.m. in Clayton on Friday. Town officials said it will echo out for several miles. Officials want the siren "to encourage the community to stop and pause for a moment of silence in honor of Deputy Chief Dean." On Monday, a funeral procession will take place for Dean. Several fire trucks will follow the procession to his private burial.


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