” The NYPD household is grieving today as we announce the passing of Officer Leonardo Chavez, whose fight w/ #COVID ended yesterday,” Police Commissioner Dermott Shea stated on his Twitter account..
The bulk of the NYPDs coronavirus deaths were civilian employees with the department.
He is thought to be the 61st member of the department to pass away from the disease..
The NYPD family is grieving today as we reveal the passing of Officer Leonardo Chavez, whose battle w/ #COVID ended yesterday.
A 21-year veteran of the NYPD has died after a battle with COVID-19, authorities said Sunday.
Since last month, the vaccination rate was at about 47 percent for its simply under 35,000 uniformed officers and almost 18,000 civilian members, according to the NYPD.
Last month, Police Officer Sony Clerge, who was designated to the Transit Borough Manhattan Task Force, also died from the infection. He was a 19-year NYPD veteran.
” Leonardo, his loved ones, & & colleagues are forever in our prayers. His 21 years of service & & dedication to the individuals of NYC will never be forgotten.”.
Chavez, 50, signed up with the department in 2000 and spent his entire profession assigned to the departments Transit Bureau, cops sources said. He has actually been designated to the bureaus Special Operations District because 2016.
The NYPD household is grieving today as we announce the death of Officer Leonardo Chavez, whose fight w/ #COVID ended the other day. Leonardo, his loved ones, & & colleagues are permanently in our prayers. His 21 years of service & & dedication to the individuals of NYC will never ever be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/5MoOC4xXHw— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) September 19, 2021.
The department has had a hard time to get above a 50-percent immunization rate, although officers were one of the very first groups OKed to get the shot earlier this year.