Veteran NC firefighter dies from COVID after being hospitalized alongside wife

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Photo of Jeff Hager, via Charlotte Fire Department.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) – A Charlotte firefighter has died from the COVID-19, the fire department announced Saturday afternoon.

Jeff Hager, 46, was a 24-year veteran of the Charlotte Fire Department and died Friday afternoon. He and his wife were diagnosed with COVID on August 23. Both he and his wife Amee were hospitalized on August 28, according to the Huntersville Fire Department.

Hager joined the Charlotte FD in March 1997 and has been with the Huntersville FD since 2013. He served until his death.

Jeff and Amee have four children aged 14, 13, 7 and 6.

“We ask that you please keep family, friends and fire department members in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the Charlotte FD said.

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