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LODD: Chicago firefighter-EMT dies of COVID-19 – the department’s 4th virus victim

Firefighter-EMT Michael Pickering had been with the department since 2003


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Duty Death: Michael Pickering - [Chicago]

End of Service: 08/10/2021

By Janelle Foskett

CHICAGO — Chicago Firefighter-EMT Michael Pickering died from COVID-19 on Friday.

Pickering, 45, joined the department in 2003 and was assigned to Engine 29 in Bridgeport at the time of his passing.

ABC7 reported that Pickering got sick a few weeks ago and was eventually hospitalized and placed on a respirator.

Pickering is the fourth member of the Chicago Fire Department to die from COVID-19:

See the full list of firefighters who have died from COVID-19 here.