Triad firefighters are mourning the loss of Battalion Chief Chris Hoover, according to the Asheboro Fire Department.
On Saturday, the Asheboro Fire Department announced that Hoover died of COVID-19.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Battalion Chief Chris Hoover after a hard-fought battle with COVID-19,” the fire department said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoover family.”
Tabernacle Volunteer Fire Department extended their condolences on Facebook, writing, “Please keep the Hoover family, Tabernacle FD and Asheboro Fire in your thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days. Chris Hoover was a big impact at Tabernacle Fire and the Tabernacle Community.” The post on Facebook sparked an outpouring of support from the community with many extending prayers.