According to county officials, Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebed died Monday after being infected with COVID-19.
56-year-old Asebed has been in paramedics for over 30 years and is a 23-year veteran law enforcement officer, who said he “saved countless lives.”
“Prime Minister Asebed spent his entire adulthood serving others, a microcosm of civil servants,” Judge Andy Ease of Denton County said in a statement. “Roland was a unique leader, organizer, colleague, and friend who was greatly missed as an important part of our Denton County family.”
Asebedo participated in Denton County Emergency Services in May 2004 and was officially appointed Marshal of the County Fire Department and Director of Development and Emergency Services in October 2020. While in the county, he was also an assistant director of development and emergency services and an assistant fire chief.
During his career, Asevedo was a firefighter and EMT, Chief of the Highland Village Fire Department, Chief of the Koper Fire Department, and Chief of the Plainview / EMS Fire Department.
Denton County said Asevedo, Silverton, Texas, holds many certifications related to fire science and Arson research.
Asevedo is survived by his mother, Mary Asevedo of Silverton. His wife, Michele “Mickey” Asebed of Denton. His son, Jordan Asebed of Highland Village. His daughter, Flower Mound’s Rollin Underwood. His brother, Silverton’s Able Asebed. Marilyn Lille of his sister, Pottsboro. And many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins. He preceded his death by his father, Johnny Asebed, and his sister, Benita Howell.
Funeral arrangements are pending.