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Charlotte firefighter dies of COVID-19

The department said Jeffery Hager passed away Friday afternoon.
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Jeffery Hager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte firefighter has passed away after a battle with COVID-19.

The Charlotte Fire Department confirmed the passing of veteran firefighter Jeffery Hager on Saturday. The department said he passed Friday afternoon and had battled the virus for several weeks.

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Hager had served with the department for 24 years, joining Charlotte Fire on March 12, 1997.

The Huntersville Fire Department also mourned Hager's death, noting he served with them as a part-time firefighter and EMT since 2013. He served with the Huntersville department often while off from his full-time duties.

Both departments requested prayers for Hager's family, friends, and fellow firefighters.

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