Clayton Mourns Fallen Firefighter

It is with profound sadness, the Clayton Fire Department announces the passing of Deputy Chief of Operations & Training Jason Dean.

This beloved 20-year veteran of our firefighting family died overnight after a hard fight against the complications of COVID-19.

Jason was just 42 and is survived by his wife of 16+ years, Kristy, and his two beautiful daughters, 13-year-old Addie and 7-year-old Harper. The entire Town of Clayton family sends its deepest and most sincere condolences to the Dean family. We ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time of mourning.

They would not like any visitors at this time, nor should flowers or other items be brought to the family or the fire stations. We also ask that you understand and respect that his fellow firefighters must go on serving the community despite this terrible loss…that’s what Jason would want.

Funeral and memorial arrangements are being finalized and details will be shared as soon as possible. The Clayton Fire Department and the Dean family can’t say enough about how much they have appreciated the community’s support and prayers in the past few weeks. Please continue to share your well-wishes.

Donations to the Clayton Firefighters Association can be made in honor of Jason and will be given to the Dean family and the other Clayton firefighter and spouse who are still battling COVID-19. Just go to

-Town of Clayton Release