Elwood firefighter dies of COVID-19 complications, ‘presumably’ contracted virus in line of duty

Firefighter Mark Gillam died of complications due to COVID-19 on Oct. 3, 2021. (Provided Photo/Elwood Fire Department)

ELWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A firefighter with the Elwood Fire Department died of complications related to COVID-19 on Sunday, the department announced in a Facebook post.

The post says Mark Gillam “presumably” contracted the virus in the line of duty.

Gillam died after what was described as a “lengthy and hard fought battle.”

Information about arrangements to honor Gillam’s service will be announced through departmental and social media channels when it becomes available, according to the post.


Pixel Image