The Chicago Police Department on Friday, April 10, 2020 announced that a second Chicago police officer died from Coronavirus COVID-19. The police officer was a sergeant in the Area Central Detective Division. His identity was not initially released.
The news was released one day after the private burial service for Officer Marco Di Franco, 50, who was laid to rest Thursday, April 9, 2020 in a private burial service after he suffered a Line of Duty Death. Di Franco became ill in late March and died shortly after midnight on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
We are beyond heartbroken to share that another one of Chicago's finest has passed away from complications of #COVID19. This is the second member of the Department to be overcome by the disease and our condolences are with his family & sympathies to his CPD family. pic.twitter.com/voWDnqBbb2
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) April 10, 2020
I am saddened to share the devastating news that a second Department member passed away today from complications of the COVID-19 virus.
We are still working to inform extended family members and more information will be released as soon as possible. We can confirm this is a sworn member who worked in the Area Central Bureau of Detectives.
— Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) April 10, 2020
BREAKING: A Chicago police sergeant has died after contracting COVID-19. https://t.co/XFAz66MhVf
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) April 10, 2020
— Suzanne Le Mignot (@SuzanneLeMignot) April 10, 2020
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