Contra Costa County Fire
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Donald Kent Leverton of IAFF Local 1230 - Contra Costa County, California. Brother Leverton, 51, died on December 30, 2006 from cardiac arrest. He was laid to rest on January 8, 2007.
Kent was a compassionate, dedicated, and aggressive Captain in the firehouse whose legacy lives on strong today. Working in some of the department’s busiest companies, Kent was awarded the Fire Fighter of the Year for his heroics and command at a fire involving the rescue of seven children from a burning home and participated in several of the largest, most technical incidents the district has experienced. Retiring in September 2006 after serving 30 years on the line, Kent looked forward to enjoying his passion of hunting and the outdoors as the outdoorsman at heart that he truly was. (Submitted by the Leverton Family for the 2007 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial).