The City of Houston Mourns the Death of HFD Captain Tommy Searcy

Tommy Searcy

Mayor Sylvester Turner released the following statement following the death of Houston Fire Captain Tommy Searcy.

“On behalf of the City of Houston, I extend condolences to the family of Houston Fire Captain Tommy Searcy, who passed away earlier today from complications of COVID-19. Capt. Searcy fought his illness with the same fierce bravery that he exhibited throughout his 18-year HFD career. Searcy’s family, HFD Chief Sam Pena, and fellow firefighters will undoubtedly miss his leadership and dedication to the fire department.

“We know that COVID-19 is a persistent and relentless virus that has ravaged our country and the Houston community. The City of Houston has now lost six municipal employees and three firefighters as a result of the coronavirus global pandemic.

“I encourage everyone to wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash their hands frequently, and get tested. We must keep working together to save lives and stop the virus from spreading.”