Cove firefighter dies from cancer
A Copperas Cove firefighter lost his battle with cancer this week.
Jose Alberto Negrete died Tuesday after having been diagnosed with lymphoma. He was 30.
“It is with great sadness to inform the public of the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Alberto Negrete due to complications resulting from a diagnosed Line of Duty illness,” said Deputy Fire Chief Gary Young this week. “Firefighter Negrete began his service to the City of Copperas Cove Fire Department May 2, 2016, where he dutifully and selflessly served the community. Jose passed at 6:45 p.m. last night.”
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