HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houston Fire Captain Tommy Searcy was reminded on Wednesday for his life and service to Houston.
Searcy died on September 8th as a result of the coronavirus. He was 45 years old.
The 18-year-old Houston Fire Department veteran lay in a The Woodlands hospital for several weeks receiving experimental drug while battling the virus.
The Champion Forest Baptist Church sanctuary was filled with family members and hundreds of other Houston firefighters for Wednesday’s memorial service.
Searcy’s final resting place is at Klein Memorial Park-Tomball on 32539 State Highway 249 in Pinehurst.
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Hours after his death, a police and fire brigade procession escorted his body to the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball.
Procession before Searcy’s memorial service at Champion Forest Baptist Church
HFD Capt. Tommy Searcy was taken to the funeral home on September 9th
According to a statement from HFD, Searcy joined the division in August 2002 and was promoted to captain in 2013. He spent most of his career at Fire Station 46 in southeast Houston.
In 2014, Searcy was assigned to Fire Station 67 in northwest Houston, where he last served.
Searcy was a father of three and has a twin brother who is also a Houston firefighter.
Searcy’s death will be classified as an official death, as will the deaths of two other HFD firefighters who have died of diseases related to COVID-19, the fire services union said.
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