Hernando Firefighter Loses Life to COVID-19


BROOKSVILLE -- A Hernando County firefighter has died after losing a battle with COVID-19.

Hernando Fire and Emergency Services reports Driver Engineer David Hackett was 44 years old when he passed away Saturday (September 25th).

Hackett joined the agency in 2002 and was promoted to Driver Engineer in 2013. He was serving at Fire Station #14. David's father, Dennis Hackett, is a reitred District Chief in Hernando County.

David Hackett is survived by Julie, his wife of 12 years, and two sons, 8 and 11 years old.

Photo: Hernando Fire & Emergency Services


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