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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 30
Year of Death: 2020

Jose A. Negrete

Jose Alberto “Joe” Negrete was a son, a brother, a husband, and a friend. He was a loved one, remembered as a very exceptional person.

He was the youngest child of Maria and Felipe Negrete and grew up in Copperas Cove, Texas, with two older siblings, his brother Gabe and his sister Natalie. Joe was usually involved in all sorts of totally safe play and activities with his siblings. He was never pushed out of a window or had his face sprayed with Windex.

As a young boy, Joe was a huge troublemaker, giving his family lots of headaches. Growing up, he was part of a soccer team coached by his dad, and by the time he reached high school he was a World of Warcraft playing nerd. His most memorable achievement was when he became a firefighter and then a paramedic. And the best day of his life was when he married his love, Maggie L. Omana.

Sunday football with the family was holy, as all gathered to watch the Houston Texans. Joe also enjoyed playing video games with his coworkers and wife and watching Marvel movies with his friends and wife.

Always considered a good person to those he knew, Jose cultivated several friendships, and it was no different when he started working at Copper Cove Fire Department. He always sought to be a team player, never side-eyeing and smirking at his coworkers or accidently driving off with an ambulance still plugged in to charge or anything like that.

Joe passed away on July 28, 2020, at age 30, at Seaton Medical Center. He fought against lymphoma, a line-of-duty illness that he developed as a firefighter. Joe was cremated in Temple, Texas.

Jose Alberto Negrete leaves behind a legacy of lifelong friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember him and his goofy smile.

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  1. It was a true honor to know and work with Firefighter Negrete. The time that he served the Copperas Cove Fire Department will be forever remembered. Chief Young

    Gary D. Young
  2. I miss you Jose. You were one of my best friends throughout my life. RIP to such an amazing person.

    – Tim Bates