Services Set for Utah Fire Marshal

A South Davis Metro Fire Agency marshal died on Sunday from injuries he sustained during a training exercise on Friday, according to The Deseret News.

Fire Marshal Steve Cox, 55, was participating in the fitness test when he complained of breathing issues and was treated at the scene.

He was transported to Lakeview Hospital and later became unresponsive and was admitted to the ICU.

His kidneys and liver began to shut down and he was flown to University Hospital, South Davis Fire Chief Jeff Bassett told the newspaper.

Cox succumbed to his injuries on Sunday afternoon.

Medical examiners are working to determine an official cause of death, heart attack and stroke had already been ruled out.

"It's just been a very traumatic event for our family here at the fire department and for Steve's family," Bassett said. "He was the type of guy that if you needed something, he was the first guy you'd call."

Cox has been employed by the department for 22 years and was recently sworn in as Farmington City's part-time fire marshal.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and a step-daughter.

Viewing for Cox will be held from 5:30 until 9 o.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Bountiful – Woods Cross Regional Center, North Salt Lake City.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 at the same location.

If your agency is sending personnel, please contact Clint at 801-330-8491 and let him know how many vehicles and what type of vehicle your agency is sending.

The day of the funeral Clint will be on Ucan Radio channel EVENTS 10, all responding units, Police, Fire, EMS can contact him on that channel as staging if needed. After the funeral, the procession will travel to the Bountiful Cemetery.

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