Police searching for former Roanoke firefighter who never showed for work

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Daniel from 2015 during a public education event.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) – Police are searching for a missing Richmond firefighter after officials say he did not show up for work on Monday.

Lt. Armstrong, of Richmond Fire Department, told our sister station, WRIC that Daniel Lewis, 30, went missing on July 29. The department has met with a family member to express their concerns, he added.

Newport News Police was called to a home in the 400 block of Nelson Drive for a welfare check on Lewis on Monday. Officers initially received the request from a Battalion Chief from the Richmond Fire Department.

Officers searched for Lewis, but he was not found.

According to Armstrong, Lewis works at Station 15, Northside, Magnolia Street and 2nd Avenue. He was scheduled for the A-shift on Monday when he didn’t show.

A missing person report was then filed with the Newport News Police Department. Lewis has been with the department for less than a year, beginning last September.

Before working moving to Richmond, he worked with Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Below is a statement from Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback:

Firefighter Daniel Lewis came to the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department in 2013 and during his 3 year tenure with our department he was a wonderful firefighter and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family and friends during this time and we are praying for his safe return home.

If you know the whereabouts of Daniel Lewis, please contact the Newport News Police Department at 757-353-8694.

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