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Capitol Police Officer Dies of Covid-19 Complications

Capitol Police Officer Dies of Covid-19 Complications

This is added to the fact that about 150 officers have stepped down or retired in the past year, and the department is trying to fill an officer shortage that Manger says stands at about 447 positions.

According to Manger’s testimony, dozens of officers are in isolation, many of them long-term. More than 70 percent of Capitol Police personnel have been vaccinated, but there is no mandate for the entire department. Agents of the Dignitary Protection Division, protecting members of the Congressional leadership, necessary to get the vaccine.

As of March 2020, there have been 683 positive cases in the department, and according to the department, some employees may have been infected with COVID-19 more than once. It said it provides workers with robust personal protective equipment, including N95 masks, surgical masks, cloth masks and sanitizer, among others.

A 2021 report According to preliminary data, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 301 officer deaths have been identified as caused by COVID-19 of the 458 total fatalities among federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers.

“Covid-19-related deaths remain the leading cause of deaths by law enforcement officers in 2021,” the report said.

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