Justin Roberts, who was a lieutenant with the Anniston Fire Department passed away Thursday, nearly a week after he was placed on a ventilator while battling COVID-19. Roberts, a nearly 20-year veteran of the department, died at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Last Friday, Roberts was placed on a ventilator at RMC, the fire department said in Facebook post. A GoFundMe page was created Monday of this week, by the Anniston fire department union, among others, to help Roberts’ family as he battled COVID-19.
As of Thursday night, nearly $9,000 had been raised. Roberts is survived by his wife, Michelle, and a son, Jake.